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Main Title Genesee River Basin, New York; Summary Pilot Watershed Report.
Author Hetling, Leo J. ; Carlson, G. Anders ; Bloomfield, Jay A. ; Boulton, Patricia W. ; Rafferty, Michael R. ;
CORP Author International Joint Commission-United States and Canada, Windsor (Ontario). Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Soil Conservation Service, Washington, DC.;Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Year Published 1978
Report Number IJC/PLUARG-79/13; EPA-R00514401;
Stock Number PB-296 842
Additional Subjects Land use ; Watersheds ; Great Lakes ; Water pollution abatement ; Genesee River Basin ; Stream flow ; Monitoring ; Soil properties ; Hydrogeology ; Phosphorus ; Chlorides ; Surface waters ; Urban areas ; Inventories ; Tables(Data) ; New York ; International Field Year for the Great Lakes ; Suspended solids ; Nonpoint sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-296 842 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 84p
The Genesee River was monitored for stream flow and a variety of water quality parameters under a program sponsored by PLUARG (Pollution from Land Use Activities Reference Group). An integrated sampling program was operated from March 1975 through June 1977. Twenty-eight stations covered the spectrum of land use, soil type and geologic development found in the watershed. Pollutants studied in detail were total phosphorus, suspended solids and chloride. Results of the study suggest that water quality is not entirely dependent on land use; soil type, geology and geomorphology also have a strong influence on the amounts and forms of various pollutants transported by surface waters. Variations in river loading indicate that urban land is relatively more productive than agriculture for the parameters studied. Forested land is the least productive.