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Main Title Jamaica Bay, New York. An Investigation of the Effects of Hurricane Surge Control Structures on Water Quality of Jamaica Bay.
CORP Author Public Health Service, New York. Region II.
Year Published 1963
Stock Number PB-218 487
Additional Subjects ( Jamaica Bay ; Water pollution) ; ( New York ; Water pollution) ; Flood control ; Hurricanes ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-218 487 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 36p
Jamaica Bay, an estuary on the southern shore of Long Island and lying partly within New York City, is surrounded by densely populated areas. Because of property damage associated with extreme tides due to the close passage of large storms, consideration is being given to the construction of hurricane barriers to moderate the extreme storm surges. Since each hurricane barrier plan includes features which alter the natural hydraulic regime, it is possible that the water quality of the system may be altered by the implementation of any such plan. It is necessary as part of the initial study of possible schemes to evaluate the effects of each scheme on the water quality of the system. This report presents the results of the requested evaluation.