Accession Number:

ADA393452

Title:

Problem Appraisal Report for Water Level Management, Upper Mississippi River

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORPS OF ENGINEERS ST PAUL MN ST PAUL DISTRICT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

269.0

Abstract:

The purposes of the study were to increase the understanding of the existing system of river regulation on the Upper Mississippi River, quantify the effects of water level management alternatives and identify feasible water level management alternatives. Pool B, near Genoa, Wisconsin, was selected as the study pool because of the availability of existing physical and biological data. Ten basic water level management alternatives and variations were evaluated. Of these, summer growing season drawdowns has the greatest potential of providing significant ecological benefits, without interrupting commercial navigation.

Subject Categories:

  • Ecology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE