Abstract

"During the past year in an area extending south of a line between Norfolk, Virginia and St. Louis, Missouri, it has been estimated that about 10,000 deaths and staggering economic losses were caused by malaria fever...Since the recent inauguration of river development projects on the various streams in the so-called "malaria belt" of our country, malaria control methods on impounded waters have been of increasing concern to the health workers of the South...Mosquito control on impounded waters must be constructed into the dam design and requires a careful program of reservoir preparation or conditioning of the body of water so that the shoreline will not encourage the production of the malaria vector. The shoreline preparation together with planned water level variations is called "biological control" of mosquito breeding"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Butler, Joe Beaty, 1895-1955

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Civil Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Tennessee Valley Authority

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1939

Pagination

v, 40 pages, 2 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (page 28).

Geographic Coverage

Pickwick Landing Reservoir

Rights

© 1939 Cornelius W. Kruse, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Dams -- Design and construction
Malaria -- Prevention -- United States
Mosquitoes as carriers of disease -- Control

Thesis Number

T 692

Print OCLC #

5968129

Electronic OCLC #

601933240

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