Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs, Third Edition

G. Dennis Cooke, Eugene B. Welch, Spencer Peterson, Stanley A. Nichols

May 9, 2005 by CRC Press
Reference - 616 Pages - 168 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781566706254 - CAT# L1625


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  • Presents comprehensive coverage of most lake and reservoir restoration and management methods
  • Outlines methods for developing pre-management diagnosis and feasibility studies
  • Offers a practical “how to” approach that includes dose/sizing calculations
  • Provides updated and extensively referenced chapters and three completely new chapters emphasizing aquatic botany, including chemical, mechanical, and physical methods
  • Contains several new case histories, including an example of the successful removal of contaminants using dredging
  • Summary

    It has been more than ten years since the last edition of the bestselling Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs. In that time, lake and reservoir management and restoration technologies have evolved and an enhanced version of this standard resource is long overdue. Completely revised and updated, the third edition continues the tradition of providing comprehensive coverage of the chemical, physical, and biological processes of eutrophication and its control. The authors describe the eutrophication process, outline methods for developing a pre-management and restoration diagnosis-feasibility study, and provide detailed descriptions of scientifically sound management and restoration methods.

    See what’s new in the Third Edition:

    •          New chapters on aquatic plant ecology and management

    •          Emphasis on freshwater availability

    •          A regional framework for water quality attainment

    •          Methods of lake and reservoir restoration and management

    •          Updates or revisions to all other chapters

    The book features in-depth discussions of techniques used to manage eutrophication in standing water bodies, procedures for using these techniques, the principles involved, and successes and failures through a selection of case studies and cost analyses. Each chapter includes an introduction to the scientific basis of the problem, a description of the methods and procedures, and presents several case histories. Potential negative impacts and costs, where known, are described. A useful classroom text, reference manual, and general guide, this is the text against which all other resources in this field are measured.