WIT Press


Lessons Learned By Modelling Impounded River Water Quality With QUAL2E

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP990261

Volume

33

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

1,208 kb

Author(s)

I. Cvitanic & B. Kompare

Abstract

A series of impoundments have been designed to contain hydroelectric power plants (HEPP) on the River Sava. Impoundments will change the velocity of the river, its depths, nutrients cycling, buffering and self-purification capacity. In addition, settling will increase and eutrophication will probably worsen, etc. The US EPA QUAL2E water quality model has been used to simulate and predict possible changes in water quality and the consequent influence on the aquatic ecosystems. The first HEPP in the series is already constructed and operating. Measurements in this impoundment already show a perceivable change in wa

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