This compendium is a catalog of literature-cited surface water quality models that pertain to the nutrient dynamics of lakes, reservoirs, and rivers, and the fate and transport of toxic contaminants in freshwater environments. Water quality models are useful predictive tools for assessing the state of water quality in most water mediums. There is much variety in the type and complexity of the water quality models that are available, and there are many factors involved in the selection of an appropriate model that meets user capabilities and study objectives. The models are presented in three general categories based on their theoretical origins and format: empirical, mechanistic, or computer simulation. There is no standard for the information included with each model description; the models are summarized based on the information available in the literature or from the developer. The goal of the report is to provide a reference source of water quality models that could be followed up on by the regional Envir
Riecken, Sarah. 1995. A Compendium of Water Quality Models. BC Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks
Keywords: Water, quality, models
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