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RECORD NUMBER: 45 OF 213
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Covering Bottom Sediments as a Lake Restoration Technique.|
|Author||Cooke, G. Dennis ;|
|CORP Author||Kent State Univ., OH. Dept. of Biological Sciences.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Plants(Botany) ; Weed control ; Water pollution control ; Lakes ; Nutrients ; Fly ash ; Sediments ; Concentration(Composition) ; Phosphorus ; Polyethylene ; Fiberglass reinforced plastics ; Clay soils ; Sheets ; Swimming ; Beaches ; Reprints ; Macrophytes ; Eutrophication ; NTISEPAORD|
Sediment covering to control macrophytes and sediment nutrient release is reviewed. It is concluded that fly ash application to control sediment phosphorus release presents more dangers to the lake than benefits and should not be used. Polyethylene sheeting has not had long term effectiveness due to macrophyte regrowth on its surface. PVC-coated fiberglass screen is expensive but nontoxic and appears to give long term macrophyte control. Similar results may be obtained with spun bonded polypropylene. Sand, clay, and sheeting to retard nutrient release have received insufficient attention.