Three-dimensional simulation of Mississippi Lake for water quality management

Water quality concerns, such as algae blooms, are common in many aquatic systems across the country. Increasing development along waterfront properties and climate change are leading stressors causing poor water quality. In this project, an intern will apply a three-dimensional computer model to help understand how these stressors are contributing to poor water in Mississippi Lake, through a partnership between Queen’s University, the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority and the Mississippi Lake Association. This investigation is designed to improve the understanding of nutrient movements within the lake and its tributaries, identify important sources of nutrient input to the system and to provide a predictive and exportable tool to guide future lake management strategies.

Nader Nakhaei
Faculty Supervisor: 
Leon Boegman
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