Effect Of Navigation Windows On Salinity In The Apalachicola Estuary, Florida
Jones, William K.
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The response of the Apalachicola River and Bay to sudden, relatively large changes in stage and flow due to navigation windows on the ACF system is examined using data collected over the summer of 1993 and a one-dimensional (river) hydrodynamic model. Of interest is the change in salinity in the East Bay portion of Apalachicola Bay as a function of changes in river flows. The summer of 1993 encompassed five navigation windows. The river model indicated that flow patterns associated with a navigation window were maintained through the distributaries and data from salinity stations in East Bay indicated freshwater pulses caused by these navigation windows modified the salinity structure of this portion of the estuary over both short and long term time scales.