Arroyo Colorado Tidal Dissolved Oxygen Modeling
The Arroyo Colorado Tidal sometimes experiences periods of low dissolved oxygen, which can result in adverse wildlife habitat conditions and sometimes in fish kills. All of the state's assessments since 1996 have classified this segment as impaired for low dissolved oxygen.
In order to restore water quality, the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership developed the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan (WPP) in 2007. Implementation has been ongoing since then.
This project will supplement the existing Soil and Watershed Assessment Tool model for the segment with a receiving water model to simulate the dissolved oxyten dynamics in this tidal environment. The model will evaluate the potential effects of a variety of proposed management measures.
The Arroyo Colorado Partnership will review the results of the model simulations, propose alternative scenarios as needed to simulate achievement of the DO standard, and will incorporate the results and proposals into an updated WPP document.
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