Accession Number:

ADA394505

Title:

Low-Temperature Microbial Activity in River Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

2001-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This technical note examines dissolved oxygen DO levels and changes in river microbiology during winter, low temperatures, and periods of ice cover with the objective of providing guidance for winter water quality modeling. The results of this study provide information on cold-water aquatic microbial activity and the related coefficients necessary to model such activity. The product of this research can be applied immediately to improve winter modeling using existing water quality models such as the Corps CE-QUAL-W2.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE