Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs: 3rd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs

3rd Edition

By G. Dennis Cooke, Eugene B. Welch, Spencer Peterson, Stanley A. Nichols

CRC Press

616 pages | 168 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781566706254
pub: 2005-05-09
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It has been more than ten years since the last edition of the bestselling Restoration and Management of Lakes and Reservoirs. In that time, lake and reservoir management and restoration technologies have evolved and an enhanced version of this standard resource is long overdue. Completely revised and updated, the third edition continues the tradition of providing comprehensive coverage of the chemical, physical, and biological processes of eutrophication and its control. The authors describe the eutrophication process, outline methods for developing a pre-management and restoration diagnosis-feasibility study, and provide detailed descriptions of scientifically sound management and restoration methods.

See what’s new in the Third Edition:

• New chapters on aquatic plant ecology and management

• Emphasis on freshwater availability

• A regional framework for water quality attainment

• Methods of lake and reservoir restoration and management

• Updates or revisions to all other chapters

The book features in-depth discussions of techniques used to manage eutrophication in standing water bodies, procedures for using these techniques, the principles involved, and successes and failures through a selection of case studies and cost analyses. Each chapter includes an introduction to the scientific basis of the problem, a description of the methods and procedures, and presents several case histories. Potential negative impacts and costs, where known, are described. A useful classroom text, reference manual, and general guide, this is the text against which all other resources in this field are measured.

Table of Contents



Basic Limnology

Lake and Reservoir Diagnosis and Evaluation

Algal Biomass Control Techniques Directed toward Control of Plankton Algae

Lake and Reservoir Response to Diversion and Advanced Wastewater Treatment

Lake And Reservoir Protection From Non-Point Pollution

Dilution and Flushing

Hypolimnetic Withdrawal

Phosphorus Inactivation and Sediment Oxidation


Copper Sulfate

Macrophyte Biomass Control

Macrophyte Ecology and Lake Management

Plant Community Restoration

Water Level Drawdown

Preventive, Manual, and Mechanical Methods

Sediment Covers and Surface Shading for Macrophyte Control

Chemical Controls

Phytophagous Insects, Fish, and Other Biological Controls

Multiple Benefit Treatments

Hypolimnetic Aeration and Oxygenation

Artificial Circulation

Sediment Removal

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General