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Chemical Modifications in Reservoir-Regulated Streams

  • Herbert H. Hannan

Abstract

It has long been recognized that as stream water is impounded in reservoirs, the water chemistry often changes before it becomes outflow at the dam (Wiebe, 1938; Love, 1961; Symons, 1969). This modification, in both the quality and quantity of chemical conditions, varies widely in the same reservoir over time and from one reservoir to another. The economic and ecological complexity and significance of these and other changes have resulted in several symposia and literature reviews on reservoirs (Symons et al., 1964; U.S. Public Health Service, 1965; Lowe-McConnel, 1966; Lane, 1967; Elder et al., 1968; Symons, 1969; Obeng, 1969; Hall, 1971; Ridley and Symons, 1972; Ackermann et al., 1973; Hill and Summerfeit, 1974; Cairns et al., 1978; Driver and Wunderlich, 1978). These symposia along with several comprehensive studies on specific reservoirs over time, symposia on eutrophication (Rohlich, 1969; Likens, 1972), and current books on limnology (Wetzel, 1975; Golterman, 1975) have provided for a better understanding of the hydrological and limnological concepts controlling reservoir dynamics.

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Chemical Condition Dissolve Organic Matter Thermal Stratification Anoxic Zone Anoxic Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert H. Hannan
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  1. 1.Aquatic StationSouthwest Texas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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