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Main Title A comparison of three flooding regimes Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana /
Author Van Beek, Johannes L., ; Wicker, Karen ; Small, Benjamin
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Author Title of a Work
Wicker, Karen M.
Small, Benjamin,
Van Beek, Johannes L.
CORP Author Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA. ;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-3-78-106; 68-01-2299; EPA-68-01-2299
Stock Number PB-293 157
OCLC Number 08193143
Subjects Flood control--Louisiana
Additional Subjects Flooding ; Atchafalaya Basin ; Flood control ; Management ; Sediment transport ; Evaluation ; Rainfall ; Comparison ; Boundaries ; Drainage ; Sediments ; Stream flow ; Dewatering ; Vegetation ; Louisiana ; Hydrologic data ; Water levels ; Unit hydrographs
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ELBD RPS EPA 600-3-78-106 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-106 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-293 157 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 79 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Three backwater areas in the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, are compared. The three areas studied are Fordoche and Buffalo Cove, within the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway and subject to annual flooding by the Atchafalaya River, and Pat Bay which is located outside the floodway and in which flooding is controlled by local rainfall. Hydrologic regimes are compared for relative contributions of river water and local drainage, amplitude of water level fluctuations, mode of water introduction and movement, and related introduction of sediments. From this comparison, the following were seen as the most urgent considerations for management of Atchafalaya Basin Floodway units: (1) Induction of low discharge throughflow in order to enhance water exchange in those areas presently subject to a backwater regime and insufficiently dewatered, (2) reduction of inflow associated with short-term water level fluctuations during annual rise of Atchafalaya River stages in order to reduce sediment introduction, (3) maximum utilization of the unit's precipitation surpluses as a source of floodwater to reduce inflow of Atchafalaya River water and sediments, (4) realization of (1), (2), and (3) through water introduction at the upper end of the unit and simultaneous control over outflow at the lower end of the unit.
Coastal Environments, Inc. "EPA 600-3-78-106." "December 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79). Contract no. Contract Number: 68-01-2299