Title

Five Mile Creek Remediation

Lead Author Major

Civil Engineering

Format

SOECS Senior Project Demonstration

Faculty Mentor Name

Luke Lee

Faculty Mentor Department

Civil Engineering

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Gary Litton

Additional Faculty Mentor Name

Camilla Saviz and Mary Kay Camarillo

Abstract/Artist Statement

Five Mile Creek is a 2.8 mile waterway located in north Stockton. Residents along Five Mile Creek have noticed several invasive vegetation in their waterways throughout the years. Invasive vegetation including water hyacinth, duckweed, Ludwegia, Milfoil, and filamentous algae have caused the creek to emit a foul odor, deplete nutrients in the water, and have produced an unpleasant sight. The goal of this project is to design a water treatment system capable of circulating water and treating the invasive vegetation. The treatment system will provide residents along Five Mile Creek with an aesthetically pleasing waterway and existing aquatic life will obtain the adequate nutrients needed to survive. In order to preserve the natural environment, only physical treatment methods will be considered. The design is based on cost and treatment effectiveness. Water circulation will be achieved by designing a pumping and piping system. A dissolved air flotation device and sets of screens will be selected and sized to treat vegetation. Drawings of the filter, a hydraulic model, laboratory data, list of environmental impacts, and a cost estimate will be provided at the conclusion of the project.

Location

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Start Date

27-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

27-4-2013 3:30 PM

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Apr 27th, 2:00 PM Apr 27th, 3:30 PM

Five Mile Creek Remediation

School of Engineering & Computer Science

Five Mile Creek is a 2.8 mile waterway located in north Stockton. Residents along Five Mile Creek have noticed several invasive vegetation in their waterways throughout the years. Invasive vegetation including water hyacinth, duckweed, Ludwegia, Milfoil, and filamentous algae have caused the creek to emit a foul odor, deplete nutrients in the water, and have produced an unpleasant sight. The goal of this project is to design a water treatment system capable of circulating water and treating the invasive vegetation. The treatment system will provide residents along Five Mile Creek with an aesthetically pleasing waterway and existing aquatic life will obtain the adequate nutrients needed to survive. In order to preserve the natural environment, only physical treatment methods will be considered. The design is based on cost and treatment effectiveness. Water circulation will be achieved by designing a pumping and piping system. A dissolved air flotation device and sets of screens will be selected and sized to treat vegetation. Drawings of the filter, a hydraulic model, laboratory data, list of environmental impacts, and a cost estimate will be provided at the conclusion of the project.