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Main Title Survey of cross-basin boat traffic, Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana /
Author Van Beek, Johannes L.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Small, Benjamin,
CORP Author Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.;Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA 600-3-77-090; 68-01-2299; EPA 68-01-2299
Stock Number PB-277 090
OCLC Number 03878972
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Boats and boating--Environmental aspects--Louisiana--Atchafalaya River Watershed ; Boats and boating--Environmental aspects--Louisiana--Atchafalaya Bay region
Additional Subjects Water traffic ; Boats ; Atchafalaya Basin ; Sediment transport ; River basin development ; Surveys ; Recreation ; Fishing ; Petroleum industry ; Gas industry ; Channels(Waterways) ; Channel stabilization ; Channel improvements ; Swamps ; Water resources ; Natural resources ; Flood control ; Louisiana
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-090 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/21/2023
EJBD  EPA 600-3-77-090 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/16/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-77-090 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-77-090 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/28/2019
ESAD  EPA 600-3-77-090 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-277 090 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 28 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
For flood control and for the preservation and enhancement of environmental quality of overflow swamp habitats, introduction of sediment from the Atchafalaya Basin Main Channel into backwater areas of the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway should be minimized. This introduction occurs mainly through diversion of Main Channel discharge into the old Atchafalaya River Channel and the four dredged and maintained cross-basin channels that function as distributaries. Therefore, reduction of sedimentation requires structural control over the volume of flow diverted. A boat-traffic survey was conducted to evaluate the need for control structures with regard to navigational use of the West and East Freshwater Distribution Channels and the West and East Access Channels. The survey shows that the highest number of traffic occurrences relates to recreation and involves only small boats. The second most frequent usage is for commercial fishing with use of the East Access Channel being heaviest. Usage by the oil and gas extraction industry ranks third. Survey data suggest that only oil- and gas-related traffic requires, at low river stage, the channel dimensions presently maintained. In order of importance to navigation, the East and West Access Channels rank highest. The East Freshwater Distribution Channel has by far the least number of traffic occurrences.
"Contract No. 68-01-2299." "EPA 600-3-77-090." "August 1977." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (page 28).