Hydraulics-based estuarine management

Bing Zhao, Junji Matsumoto, Larry Mays, Quentin Martin

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Hydraulics-based estuarine management is one of the most promising estuarine management methods. It is achieved by varying freshwater inflows into an estuary such that the ecosystem or environmental conditions within the estuary become most desirable. The assumption is that freshwater inflows to an estuary can be controlled by regulating upstream reservoir releases. This article summarizes recent academic research and real-world applications of hydraulics-based estuarine management for some estuaries in Texas, USA. This paper will show a quick and successful technology transfer from academic research to industrial real-world applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-379
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Pollution
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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