A Conceptual Model For Designing Canal Estates to Maximise Water Quality

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Title A Conceptual Model For Designing Canal Estates to Maximise Water Quality
Author Lemckert, Charles James
Journal Name Journal of Coastal Research
Editor Charles W. Finkle Jr.
Year Published 2006
Place of publication United States
Publisher Coastal Education & Research Foundation
Abstract Residential canal estates are constructed waterways that offer the opportunity to reside adjacent to navigable channels connected to estuaries and coastal waters. The shape and character of canal estates varies greatly depending upon their requirements and location. This study aimed to examine the properties of various canal estates in order to increase our understanding of the processes that can lead to the development of poor water quality conditions.Water property data were collected within three different canal estates. Two were connected to adjacent estuaries through open channels while the third was connected through an occasionally opened box culvert structure. It was found that variations in bottom depth and stormwater inflow induced horizontal stratification affects that led to a reduction in water quality. From the experimental results and consideration of land-based processes a conceptual model was developed.Application of the model could lead to designs that minimise occurrences of poor water quality.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.jstor.org/stable/25741690
Copyright Statement Copyright 2006 CERF. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume SI 39
Page from 822
Page to 825
ISSN 0749-0208
Date Accessioned 2007-02-22
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Civil Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/14430
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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