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Main Title Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Lakes in the Northeastern United States.
Author Brakke, D. F. ; Landers, D. H. ; Eilers, J. M. ;
CORP Author Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Western Washington Univ., Bellingham. Inst. for Watershed Studies.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-03-3246; EPA/600/J-88/123;
Stock Number PB88-251764
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Water pollution ; Lakes ; Estimates ; Water analysis ; Sulfates ; Concentration(Composition) ; Cations ; Calcium ; Magnesium ; Adirondak Mountains ; Watersheds ; Area ; Aluminum ; Maine ; Vermont ; Graphs(Charts) ; New Hampshire ; Tables(Data) ; Reprints ; Northeastern Region(United States)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-251764 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
The chemical status of 768 lakes in the northeastern United States was determined as part of the Eastern Lake Survey. The lakes were selected statistically, allowing for estimates of the chemical conditions in the northeastern lake population on the basis of 26 measured parameters. The objectives were to estimate the numbers of acidic lakes in the Northeast and to describe associated chemical conditions in the lakes. The largest number of acidic lakes in the NE was estimated for the Adirondack area of NY; whereas the fewest acidic lakes were estimated to occur in Maine. Sulfate concentrations were lowest in Maine and highest in the Poconos Catskills, corresponding to the pattern in sulfate deposition.