||Connecticut River Basin Program. Part III, Phase I. Water Quality Reconnaissance for the Connecticut River Supplemental Study.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, Mass. Region 1.;New England River Basins Commission, Boston, Mass.
Connecticut River Basin;
Water quality management;
Water quality data;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||A water quality analysis provided an environmental sketch of factors primarily responsible for basin water quality. Correlations between flow and 12 parameters indicated that only 10 to 25% of parameter variation can be attributed to stream flow. The daily nutrient loads passing Northfield, Mass. were estimated to be between 1,300-8,000 lbs/day for ammonia nitrogen and 9,000-13,000 lbs/day for phosphates; while at Enfield, Conn. the ammonia nitrogen ranged between 13,000-33,000 lbs/day and phosphates 11,000-30,000 lbs/day. The apparent anomaly indicated in the N:P ratio at the two stations is due to the high levels of ammonia-nitrogen discharged into the river in the Springfield Metropolitan area just above Enfield. Estimated silt losses in the basin range from .75 million - 5 million lbs/day with some areas experiencing serious losses while other areas having little problems. The report describes the physical-chemical changes in water quality which occur as a result of impoundments and presents a bibliography covering the topic. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
||See also PB-246 802 and PB-249 116.
|NTIS Title Notes
|PUB Date Free Form
||13B; 08H; 68D; 48G
||PC A12/MF A01