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dc.contributor.authorBelinsky, Tammy L.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:40:56Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:40:56Zen
dc.date.issued1988-06-02en
dc.identifier.otheretd-07212010-020215en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43832en
dc.description.abstractThe Abel Lake Reservoir in Stafford County, Virginia, was investigated to evaluate the lake's temporal and spatial dynamics with respect to water quality and water treatment problems. A limnological survey was conducted. The survey included all conventional parameters for the characterization of hydrodynamics and lake-water quality. Abel Lake was found to be a typical temperate-zone lake that stratifies thermally in the summer, and the hypolimnetic water quality subsequently degrades with the depletion of oxygen. The lake then circulates in the fall in a process that begins in the shallow, upstream area of the lake and progresses downstream gradually until the deepest regions have circulated. The circulation process brings poor quality water from the hypolimnion to the surface where it is drawn into the treatment facility and creates treatment problems. Results also show that algal growth and nutrient concentrations were moderate during the study, however, the potential for cultural eutrophication is present should unmonitored development of the watershed occur.en
dc.format.extentvii, 139 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 18676857en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1988.B444.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1988.B444en
dc.subject.lcshFreshwater biology -- Virginiaen
dc.subject.lcshLake ecology -- Virginiaen
dc.titleThe effects of lake dynamics on the water quality of Abel Lake Reservoiren
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Sciences and Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.coverage.stateVirginiaen
dc.coverage.countryUnited Statesen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Sciences and Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairHoehn, Robert C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberBoardman, Gregory D.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNovak, John T.en
dc.coverage.countyStafford Countyen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07212010-020215/en
dc.date.sdate2010-07-21en
dc.date.rdate2010-07-21en
dc.date.adate2010-07-21en


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