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Development of Desktop-Based LDC Evaluation System for Effectiveness TMDLs
Ryu, Jichul; Hwang, Ha-Sun; Lee, Sung-Jun; Kim, Eun Kyoung; Kim, Yong Seok; Kum, Donghyuk; Lim, Kyoung Jae; Jung, Younghun;
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Load Duration Curve (LDC) can be used as a method for load management of point and non-point pollution source because the LDC easily assesses the water quality corresponding to hydrological changes in a watershed. Recently, the application of LDC to total pollution load management is a growing interest in Korea. In this regard, A desktop-based LDC assessment system was developed in this study to provide convenience to users in water quality evaluation. The developed system can simply produce the LDC by using streamflow and water quality data involved in its database. Also, The system can quantitatively inform the success or failure of the achievement for a target water quality at monthly scale. Furthermore, seasonal water quality and point/non-point pollution load in a watershed can be estimated by this system. We expect that the developed system will contribute to establish local and national policies regarding water management and total pollution load management because of its advantages such as the pollution tracking investigation and the analysis of water quality and pollution loading amount in an ungauged watershed.
Desktop-based system;FDC;LDC;monitoring network;pollutant loads;TMDL;
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