Lake and Reservoir Restoration

Lake and Reservoir Restoration

1st Edition - February 11, 1986

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  • Authors: G. Dennis Cooke, Eugene B. Welch, Spencer A. Peterson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163253

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Lake and Reservoir Restoration deals with the eutrophication process and the methods to protect, restore, and manage lakes and reservoirs. The most common in-lake techniques or procedures, plus nutrient diversion, are reviewed with regard to their scientific basis, methods of application, known effectiveness, feasibility, drawbacks, and costs. Areas for further research and development are also highlighted. This book is comprised of 16 chapters organized into four sections. After an introduction to the theory of the problem and the restoration technique, the discussion turns to the various restoration methods such as those used for physical and chemical control of nutrients. Diversion and advanced waste treatment, hypolimnetic withdrawal, and dilution and flushing are considered along with phosphorus precipitation and inactivation, sediment oxidation, sediment removal, and hypolimnetic aeration. Case studies and success stories are presented and the costs and potential negative impacts of the methods are examined. The following chapters focus on methods to control plant biomass, including artificial circulation, water-level drawdown, harvesting, biological control, and surface and sediment covers. A chapter on liming acidified lakes concludes this text. This monograph will be useful to professional limnologists and engineers, on-site lake or reservoir managers, and those who are interested in learning about the problems and management of lakes and reservoirs.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    I. Overview

    1. Introduction

    2. Limnology, Lake Diagnosis, and Selection of Restoration Methods


    Lakes and Reservoirs

    The Eutrophication Process

    Lake or Reservoir Evaluation

    Selection of Lake Restoration Alternatives

    The Lake Improvement-Restoration Plan

    II. Physical and Chemical Methods to Reduce Nutrient Concentrations

    3. Advanced Treatment and Diversion of Wastewater and Stormwater


    Extent of Recovery Expected

    Case Studies


    Further Treatment Following Diversion

    Needed Research

    4. Hypolimnetic Withdrawal

    Case Studies

    General Considerations

    5. Dilution and Flushing

    Theory and Predictions

    Case Studies

    General Applications and Precautions


    6. Phosphorus Precipitation and Inactivation

    The Reactions of Aluminum and Phosphorus in Lake Water

    Dose Determination and Application Techniques

    Case Studies

    Lake and Reservoir Pretreatment

    Negative Aspects


    Needed Research

    Use of Fly Ash for Phosphorus Inactivation

    7. Sediment Oxidation

    Equipment and Application Rates

    Case Studies


    Related Effects

    8. Sediment Removal

    Purposes of Sediment Removal

    Environmental Concerns

    Sediment Removal Depth

    Sediment Removal Techniques

    Suitable Lake Conditions

    Dredge Selection and Disposal Area Design

    Case Studies



    9. Hypolimnetic Aeration



    Case Studies

    Undesirable Side Effects


    III. Procedures to Control Plant Biomass

    10. Artificial Circulation

    Theoretical Effects of Circulation

    Devices and Air Quantities


    Effects of Circulation on Tropic Indicators

    Undesirable Effects

    Summary and Recommendations

    11. Water-level Drawdown

    Case Studies

    Responses of Aquatic Plants to Water-Level Drawdown

    Positive and Negative Factors


    12. Harvesting

    Objectives and Benefits of Aquatic Plant Control

    Descriptions of Mechanical Control Technologies

    Case Studies

    Summary of Costs

    Environmental Effects

    Control of Nutrient Levels



    13. Biological Controls

    Phytophagous Fish

    Cyanophages and Bacteria

    Plant Pathogens and Insects



    14. Surface and Sediment Covers for Macrophyte Control

    Case Studies

    Sediment Covers—Summary

    Application Procedures for Sediment Covers

    Shading of Macrophytes with Surface Covers

    IV. Acidified Lakes

    15. Liming Acidified Lakes

    Acidification of Lakes

    Ecological Effects

    Liming Practices

    16. Summary and Conclusions

    Techniques with Demonstrated Effectiveness

    Techniques Requiring More Research and Demonstration

    Acidified Lakes

    Combinations of Lake Restoration Techniques



Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: February 11, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163253

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G. Dennis Cooke

Eugene B. Welch

Spencer A. Peterson

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