Environmental Framework of Coastal Plain Estuaries
Effects of Man-Made Works on the Hydraulic. Salinity, and Shoaling Regimens of Estuaries
Published:January 01, 1972
Henry B. Simmons, Frank A. Herrmann, Jr., 1972. "Effects of Man-Made Works on the Hydraulic. Salinity, and Shoaling Regimens of Estuaries", Environmental Framework of Coastal Plain Estuaries, Bruce W. Nelson
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Within the relatively recent past, many works of man have been constructed in estuaries and in their fresh-water tributaries in the interest of improving navigating conditions, or regulating the river flow for hydroelectric power generation and (or) flood control. In some cases such works have produced major and sometimes undesirable changes in the hydraulic, salinity, and shoaling characteristics of the estuaries involved. The undesirable effects have in some cases been so drastic that the overall effects may have been detrimental rather than beneficial.
The works of man have influenced the hydraulic, salinity, and shoaling regimens in the passes of the...