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Main Title The limnology and biota of mine spoils ponds in northwest Colorado /
Author Canton, Steven P. ; Ward., James V.
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Ward, James V.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins.;Environmental Research Lab., Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through N.T.I.S.,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-3-79-124; EPA-R-803950
Stock Number PB80-143647
OCLC Number 08101493
Subjects Strip mining--Environmental aspects--Colorado ; Water--Pollution--Colorado
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Invertebrates ; Aquatic animals ; Animal ecology ; Water quality ; Ponds ; Spoil ; Zooplankton ; Density(Mass/volume) ; Abundance ; Biomass ; pH ; Concentration(Composition) ; Inorganic nitrates ; Inorganic sulfates ; Colorado ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Species diversity
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EHAM  QP82.2.P6E2 600, 1979, no.124 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-124 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/05/2019
EJBD  EPA 600-3-79-124 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/16/2020
ELBD  EPA 600-3-79-124 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-79-124 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ERAD  EPA 600/3-79-124 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-124 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-143647 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 39 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Physico-chemical conditions, zooplankton, and benthos were investigated in coal strip-mine ponds in northwesten Colorado. There were no discernible effects of mine drainage on a variety of physico-chemical parameters. In stark contrast to spoils ponds in the eastern and midwestern states, acid mine drainage was not observed. Total dissolved solids, nitrate and sulfate values were higher in the spoils ponds than in the control pond. Net zooplankton abundance was lowest in the youngest spoils pond, but the standing crop of benthos exhibited a progressive decrease from the youngest spoils pond to the control pond. Zooplankton and benthos species diversity were lower in the spoils ponds. Certain groups of zooplankters and benthos were rare or absent in the youngest spoils pond.
Performed by Dept. of Zoology and Entomology, Colorado State University. "EPA 600-3-79-124." "December 1979." Cover title. Grant no. Includes bibliographical references (pages 36-38).