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Main Title Operation of the Old River Control Project, Atchafalaya Basin: An Evaluation from Multiuse Management Standpoint.
Author van Beek, Johannes L. ; Harmon, Ava L. ; Wax, Charles L. ; Wicker, Karen M. ;
CORP Author Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, LA.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-68-03-2665; EPA-600/4-79-093;
Stock Number PB80-144587
Additional Subjects Land use ; Flood control ; Atchafalaya Basin ; Flooding ; Runoff ; Overflows ; Management ; Floodways ; Channel improvements ; Louisiana ; Multiple purpose projects
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB80-144587 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 74p
This report evaluated from a multiuse management standpoint the operation of the Old River Control Project. It was found that limiting diversions to the extent presently being considered by the Old River Control Project would effectively remove those wetlands that are presently flooded for a period of 0 to 4 months from the aquatic ecosystem as a type habitat representing as much as 36 percent of the wetlands of the overflow areas in the Atchafalaya Basin. Without stronger land-use controls, a reduction in the annual extent of flooding could encourage new residential and agricultural development in the present wetlands.