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Canal Sediment and Water Quality Characterization

It is conjectured that water flow induced by the future start-up of the STA-1E discharge pump station or other sources may, at times, entrain sediments resulting in erosion of the sediment surface and deterioration of water quality at downstream sampling sites. Therefore, a study divided into two components will provide a better understanding of conditions that can result in deterioration of water quality. This study and associated activities may identify the need for adaptation of STA discharge operations or for additional structural changes (e.g., dredging).

Component A will monitor changes in the surface elevation of sediments within the L-40 Canal prior to and following commencement of discharge from the STA-1E discharge pump station. Component B will study changes in water quality by following and sampling water as it flows along the L-40 Canal.



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