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Sediment Transport Modeling of Mil Creek, Pennsylvania

The department conducted a study under contract with the US Army   Corps of Engineers to develop a computer model of Mill Creek and   Cascade Creek in Erie, PA, for predicting hydrology and sediment   transport.  Automated stormwater monitoring and sampling equipment   was installed near the mouths of Cascade Creek and Mill Creek and on   Mill Creek above the "Mill Creek Tube", which is a large storm sewer   through which the stream flows in its lower portion.  The watershed   is largely urbanized in the lower area, but mostly undeveloped or   residential in the upper reaches.  GIS software linked to state-of-  the-art hydrodynamic computer models was used to model the watershed   to predict discharge and the transport of sediment.  The model   (SWAT: Soil and Water Assessment Tool) is driven by land use, soil   type, and climatic factors, and can be used to illustrate   hypothetical scenarios relating to land use decisions and non-point   source pollution management practices. 

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Harry DizPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 2 projects
Agencies
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers $ 60.00USDEstimates

Funding 2 projects for a total of $60.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Theoretical
Scale of Phenomena
Physical/Chemical
Processes
Natural Physical/Geological Processes
Land Use and Habitat
Shoreline
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Erie
State Province
Pennsylvania
Annex Numbers
Pollution from Non-Point Sources
Research & Development
Annex 17
Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants
General
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Pollution from Non-Point Sources
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Physical and transformational processes affecting delivery of pollutants

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