Analysis of Benthic, Planktonic, and Pelagic Fauna and Flora in Cedar Bayou, the Discharge Canal, Cooling Pond, and Trinity Bay in relation to Discharges of Heated Water by Houston Lighting and Power


It was aimed in this study to determine what changes, if any, have resulted from the discharge of heated water from the cooling units. This heated water is subjected to a cooling process in the cooling lake before reaching Trinity Bay. The determination of effect therefore involves a measurement of the effectiveness of the cooling pond in reduction of temperature of cooling waters. Secondarily, it involves also a determination of whether or not toxic or biological pollutants are introduced into Trinity Bay in quantities sufficient to change the fauna and flora.


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power generation, cooling pond, water quality, industrial waste