Title: Hydraulics-based estuarine management

Authors: Bing Zhao, Junji Matsumoto, Larry Mays, Quentin Martin

Addresses: Flood Control District of Maricopa County, 2801 W. Durango Street, Phoenix, AZ 85009, USA. Texas Water Development Board, 1700 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78711-3231, USA. Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Arizona State University, Temp, AZ 85281, USA. Lower Colorado River Authority, PO Box 220, Austin, TX 78765, USA

Abstract: Hydraulics-based estuarine management is one of the most promising estuarine management methods. It is achieved by varying freshwater inflows into an estuary such that the ecosystem or environmental conditions within the estuary become most desirable. The assumption is that freshwater inflows to an estuary can be controlled by regulating upstream reservoir releases. This article summarises recent academic research and real-world applications of hydraulics-based estuarine management for some estuaries in Texas, USA. This paper will show a quick and successful technology transfer from academic research to industrial real-world applications.

Keywords: estuaries; hydraulics; stochastic model; Texas.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2000.002326

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2000 Vol.13 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.371-379

Published online: 13 Dec 2003 *

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