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Developing and Calibrating the Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model CE-QUAL-W2 for Banks Lake Washington
by McCulloch, Andrew John, M.S., Portland State University, 2011, 326; 1497792
Abstract (Summary)

Located in central Washington State, Banks Lake serves as an irrigation storage reservoir for the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and is home to a diverse fisheries population. The current hydrologic management strategies used for Banks Lake have been chosen to serve two purposes: to adequately store and provide irrigation water for the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project and to maintain a healthy aquatic environment suitable for the growth and habitation of local flora and fauna. Increased needs for irrigation water within arid central Washington poses additional challenges to reservoir managers so that irrigation needs are met without damaging the present aquatic environment within Banks Lake. Future plans by the Washington Department of Ecology to use Banks Lake storage to replenish ground water reserves of the Odessa Subarea aquifer have required an investigation into how increased seasonal drawdown may affect fish growth, fish habitat and overall limnology of Banks Lake.

The goal of this project is to produce a hydrodynamic and water quality model of Banks Lake that can predict the impacts of management strategies on the lake's water quality and the linkage of lake management to fish habitat.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wells, Scott
Commitee: Berger, Christopher, Sytsma, Mark
School: Portland State University
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Environmental engineering
Publication Number: 1497792
ISBN: 978-1-124-82866-4
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