Low-Temperature Microbial Activity in River Systems
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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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.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology