Mathisen, Paul P.
The water chestnut (Trapa Natans) is an invasive aquatic weed species that poses a threat to the water quality of Coes Reservoir in Worcester, MA. Literature review and evaluation of case studies were used to show that physical removal, water-level drawdowns, herbicide treatments, and aeration with bioremediation were potential treatment options for addressing water chestnuts. By developing comparison tables to evaluate attributes for these alternatives, the analyses showed that aeration and bioremediation is an appropriate removal option for Coes Reservoir.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Civil and Environmental Engineering