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Dispersal and Fate of Sediments from the Nemadji River, Lake Superior

Researchers will integrate field data with computer models to  examine how the Nemadji River delivers sediments to Lake Superior  and the relative roles of currents, waves, and other physical forces  in dispersing these sediments.  This study will help scientists,  engineers, and port authorities understand how land use, harbor  dredging, variations in lake levels, and climate-driven changes in  lake circulation influence sediment deposition. Objectives: Characterization of the role of sediment derived from  the Nemadji River in the evolution of the bathymetry of the Western  Arm of Lake Superior, providing evidence of how the sediment is  transported and where it is coming to rest.  Linking this  information to numerical models, to provide predictive tools for the  evaluation of the fate of sediment from the Nemadji River in Lake  Superior.

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Erik BrownPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Nigel WattrusResearcher
Associated with 3 projects
Gary ParkerResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
John SwensonResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
Minnesota Sea Grant College Program $ 160,000.00USDEstimates

Funding 30 projects for a total of $2,568,917.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Physical/Chemical
Processes
Natural Physical/Geological Processes
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Superior
State Province
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Annex Numbers
Contaminated Sediment
Research & Development
Annex 17
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Contaminated Sediment
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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