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Published in Hydraulic Engineering: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions: Proceedings of the Hydraulic Engineering sessions at Water Forum ’92. Baltimore, Maryland, August 2–6, 1992. Published by American Society of Civil Engineers.


During the past decade, the US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment station (WES) has developed and applied a variety of numerical water quality models for surface waters. In most cases, the transport terms of these models have been computed using output from numerical hydrodynamic models. This paper summarizes the experience of linking water quality models to hydrodynamic models and examines the need for such linkages.