WATERFALL REAERATION IN THE PASSAIC RIVER

Christopher G. Uchrin, William K. Ahlert, Seok S. Park, Susan R. Schneck

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Abstract

The effects of waterfall‐induced turbulence on the dissolved oxygen concentration of the Passaic River (New Jersey) at two mostly natural waterfalls were observed during a five‐month period encompassing high to low temperature and flow. A parameter defined by past investigators as the “deficit ratio” was found to be useful for mathematically describing the results. The Great Falls system showed the deficit ratio to be an inverse function of temperature for all events, with good correlation. A relationship was developed for the Little Falls system under low flow showing the deficit ratio to likewise be an inverse function of temperature and a power function of flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-480
Number of pages6
JournalJAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Earth-Surface Processes

Keywords

  • Passaic River
  • deficit ratio
  • dissolved oxygen
  • dissolved oxygen deficit
  • reaeration
  • waterfalls

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