||Evaluation of Stream Chemistry and Watershed Characteristics in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain.
Janicki, A. ;
Morgan, M. ;
Lynch, J. ;
||Coastal Environmental Services, Inc., Linthicum, MD. ;Rutgers - The State Univ., Camden, NJ. Dept. of Biology. ;Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. School of Forest Resources.;Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis. Chesapeake Bay Research and Monitoring Div.
Water chemistry ;
Acid neutralizing capacity ;
Chemical analysis ;
Organic carbon ;
Land use ;
Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain(Maryland)
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The purpose of this study was to apply the stream classification model developed from Maryland Synoptic Stream Chemistry Study data base to assess the relative importance of acidic deposition and other anthropogenic disturbances on acidity in Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain streams. Data pertaining to Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain watershed geology, soils, land use type, and stream chemistry were obtained from USEPA National Stream Survey, USGS and County Soil Conservation Services from New Jersey to North Carolina. These data were used in a regression analysis to establish the relative importance of ions determining stream water acidity. The study results support the conclusion that acidic deposition has substantially altered the acid base chemistry of Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain Streams.