Evaluation of Water Quality Impacts from Water Resources Management Programs and Projects,
OKLAHOMA UNIV NORMAN
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Water quality impacts occur from many types of water resources management programs and projects, including the construction and operation of multi-purpose reservoirs and industrial complexes. Water quality impacts may be reflected by chemical changes or visible effects in terms of floating debris and the occurrence of dead fish. The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic approach for identifying and evaluating water quality and quantity-related impacts of water resources programs and projects. A conceptual framework for addressing water pollution impacts is shown. Specific information associated with each of the framework elements will be summarized. Examples of scientific approaches for accomplishing the various elements of the conceptual framework are also included.