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Main Title Variation in Adirondack, New York, Lakewater Chemistry as Function of Surface Area.
Author Sullivan, T. J. ; Kugler, D. L. ; Small, M. J. ; Johnson, C. B. ; Landers, D. H. ;
CORP Author NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR. ;E and S Environmental Chemistry, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Statistics.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA-68-C8-0006; EPA/600/J-90/264;
Stock Number PB91-144824
Additional Subjects Adirondack Lake ; Water chemistry ; pH ; Acidification ; Area ; New York ; Acid rain ; Air water interactions ; Deposition ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Regional analysis ; Statistical analysis ; Reprints ; Acid neutralizing capacity
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-144824 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Data from a recent survey conducted by the Adirondack Lake Survey Corporation were used to evaluate the influence of lake surface area on the acid-base status of lakes in Adirondack State Park, New York. Acid neutralizing capacity (ANC) in the small lakes (<4 ha) occurred more frequently at extreme values (>200, <0 microeq/L), whereas larger lakes tended to be intermediate in ANC. Consequently, acidic (ANC = or < 0) and lowpH lakes were typically small. The small lakes also exhibited lower Ca(2+) concentration and higher dissolved organic carbon than did larger lakes. Lakes = or > 4 ha were only half as likely to be acidic as were lakes = or > 1 ha in area. These data illustrate the dependence of lake chemistry on lake surface area and the importance of the lower lake area limit for a statistical survey of lakewater chemistry.