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Mortality Of Migratory Birds At Silva Reservoir: Pesticide Transport Simulation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970651

Volume

20

Pages

8

Published

1997

Size

388 kb

Author(s)

M. Escalante, P. Martinez & M. Mejia

Abstract

In December 1994, thousands of migratory birds died at Silva Reservoir, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. After the environmental crisis, scientific teams were form to address the problem and take immediate practical action. This paper describes the numerical modeling of the hydrodynamic at Silva reservoir, and transport simulation of the pesticide "Endosulfan", which was apparently discharged into the waterbody.

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