The inflow of fine suspended sediment from Connerly Bayou into Lake
Chicot, Arkansas (Figs. I-I and 1-2) has caused a profound change in the
appearance, the ecology, and the recreational use of the lake. Before
1920, Lake Chicot, a large oxbow lake with limited drainage area along the
Mississippi River, was attractive for recreation. A disastrous flood in
1927, construction of levees, clearing of the land for row crops, and other
events have significantly increased the suspended solids content and
thereby the turbidity of the lake. To reduce the turbidity and to stabilize
the lake level, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed a
new lake outlet structure and a 6500 cfs pumping station to divert inflow
from Conner1y Bayou to the Mississippi River (Rothwell and Fletcher, 1979;
Schiebe et a1., 1981).
U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Water Quality and Watershed Research Laboratories
Durant, Oklahoma 74701
U. S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180
Stefan, Heinz G.; Cardoni, John J.; Fu, Alec Y..
Resqual II: A dynamic water quality simulation program for a stratified shallow lake or reservoir: application to Lake Chicot,Arkansas.
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