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Main Title Plan and concepts for multi-use management of the Atchafalaya Basin /
Author van Beek, Johannes L. ; Smith, William G. ; Light., Philip
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Van Beek, Johannes L.
Van Beek, Johannes Laurens,
CORP Author Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-3-77-062; 68-01-2299; EPA 68-01-2299
Stock Number PB-271 488
OCLC Number 05876848
Subjects Atchafalaya Bay (La) ; Atchafalaya Floodway (La) ; Environmental protection--Louisiana--Atchafalaya Swamp ; Regional planning--Louisiana--Atchafalaya Swamp ; Water resources development--Environmental aspects--Louisiana--Atchafalaya Swamp ; Gulf of Mexico--Atchafalaya Bay ; Atchafalaya Swamp (La)
Additional Subjects Water supply ; Runoff ; Water quality ; Atchafalaya Basin ; Flood control ; Surface waters ; Water storage ; Land use ; Forest land ; Wildlife ; Marshes ; Hydrology ; Swamps ; Channel improvements ; Management ; Wetlands
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-062 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/16/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-062 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-062 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/23/2024
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-062 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-271 488 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 204 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The report determines surface water requirements of the natural resource complex, including fishes, wildlife, and forests, and the socio-economic resource uses, including flood control, urban and industrial development, mineral extraction, transportation, agriculture, and recreation. Requirements are expressed in terms of desirable annual water-level variation, and resulting hydrographs are compared with those for present and proposed conditions associated with channelization. Minimum volumetric inflow requirements were calculated on the basis of storage characteristics and water levels as attained at present. Hydraulic geometry of the present main river channel is analyzed, and those channel dimensions that are in equilibrium with bankfull discharge suggest that channel enlargement through dredging should not go beyond a cross-sectional area of 7,400 square meters. A surface-water management plan is presented that is believed to provide for maximum longevity of the remaining swamp ecosystem, to minimize the conflict arising from flood-control needs, and to make possible compatible derivation of benefits from both renewable and non-renewable resources.
Contract no. 68-01-2299. "EPA 600-3-77-062." "May 1977." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196).