Summary of Dilution and Flushing
Blooms of algae.
Dilution water decreases in-reservoir limiting nutri-
Modes of action
ent concentration and increases cell washout.
Flushing increases cell washout.
water input during growing season.
Dam must be structurally sound.
Water should be free of toxic substances.
Downstream impacts of greatly increased discharge
could be significant.
Limited due to shortage of additional and/or
appropriate quality water.
Price could be very high if domestic water supply is