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Main Title Acid mine pollution effects on lake biology /
Author Smith, Ronald W.,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Frey, D. G.
Frey, David G.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office,
Year Published 1971
Report Number W7210610; EPA/18050-EEC-12-71
OCLC Number 00765235
ISBN $1.25
Subjects Acid mine drainage--Indiana--Pike County ; Limnology--Indiana--Pike County
Additional Subjects Acid mine drainage--Indiana--Pike County ; Limnology--Pike County, Ind
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EJBD  EPA 18050-EEC-12-71 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2014
EJEM  TD899.M5S6 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 18050-EEC-12-71 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 18050-EEC-12-71 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
EMBD  WPCR 18050 EEC 12/71 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 06/10/1994
Collation x, 132 pages : diagrams, maps, charts ; 28 cm
Project no. 18050-EEC; report submitted under Contract no. 53-342-25 with the Environmental Protection Agency, Water Control Office. "December 1971" Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-129).
Contents Notes
For greater recreational potential of stripmine lakes, certain fundamental limnological information and the unique water chemistry resulting from leaching of substances contained in the cast overburden of the lakes were investigated. Increasing levels of dissolved oxygen and decreasing concentrations of dissolved substances showed environmental trends in surface waters. These tendencies were somewhat obscured by differences in the annual cycles of stratification, four of the lakes proving to be unexpectedly meromictic. Biological changes associated with increasing pH included increasing diversity and increasing homeostasis. Both pH and circulation patterns (meromixis vs. holomixis) influenced biomass, and bottom fauna was further limited by the steep-sided basin form. All stripmine lakes had much higher solute concentrations and lower biological diversity than a small local non-stripmine reservoir studied as control. Sport fishing in stripmine lakes could be improved by management techniques.