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Reservoir Water Quality Analysis

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, PE

Reservoir water quality is essential to protecting the environment, specifically areas downstream of a water reservoir. Water quality changes in reservoirs are the result of physical, chemical and biological loading. Reservoirs are authorized for purposes such as flood control, navigation, hydroelectric power generation, recreation, water supply fish and wildlife conservation and enhancement.

This course will provide the knowledge for the assessment of reservoir water quality conditions. Water quality parameters will be discussed including chemical and biological characteristics and processes, reservoir releases, tailwaters and diagnostic techniques.

This course is based on the document “Reservoir Water Quality Analysis,” published on the website of the Army Corps of Engineers.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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