Tradeoffs Between Stream Regulation and Point Source Treatments in Cost-Effective Water Quality Management
In some heavily developed areas, treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters to desired effluent standards still does not allow stream water quality criteria to be met. If the water resource in these areas is developed with upstream reservoirs capable of streamflow regulation, a number of management alternatives may be available in addition to more stringent controls on point source waste discharges. This paper addresses the significant role that unsteady water quality models can play in evaluating tradeoffs between improvement strategies involving stream flow regulation and point sources effluent control.
KeywordsImprovement Strategy Water Quality Model Waste Load South Fork North Fork
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