Accession Number:

ADA592770

Title:

Using High-Resolution, Regional-Scale Data to Characterize Floating Aquatic Nuisance Vegetation in Coastal Louisiana Navigation Channels

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Aquatic vegetation control. Traditionally, the US Army Corps of Engineers USACE New Orleans District MVN has relied on a team of three highly trained field personnel to monitor and determine the appropriate location and treatment frequency for floating nuisance aquatic vegetation AV within their area of responsibility AOR in coastal Louisiana Figure 1. Recently, the MVN has experienced a reduction in funding under the Removal of Aquatic Growth RAG Program. As a result of decreased funding, infestations have not been routinely monitored and normal control operations have not been performed. While concern about infestations is increasing, assessment and management remain insufficient, resulting in a high potential for impeded navigation on waterways in the district. In the absence of an active RAG program, the USACE Engineer Research and Development Center in coordination with MVN investigated the effectiveness of remote sensing to evaluate and track the growth of nuisance aquatic vegetation.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE