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Main Title Environmental effects of Western coal surface mining : part II, the aquatic macroinvertebrates of Trout Creek, Colorado /
Author Canton, Steven P. ; Ward, James V.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wars, James V.
CORP Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Natural Resource Ecology Lab. ;Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Fisheries Bioassay Lab.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available through the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/3-78-095; EPA-R-803950
Stock Number PB-289 883
OCLC Number 05066289
Subjects Acid mine drainage ; Strip mining--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Trout Creek ; Water--Pollution--Colorado--Trout Creek
Additional Subjects Coal mining ; Invertebrates ; Aquatic animals ; Animal ecology ; Trout Creek ; Mine waters ; Insects ; Abundance ; Biomass ; Seasonal variations ; Drainage ; Runoff ; Water quality ; Colorado ; Trichoptera ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA 600-3-78-095 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/22/2020
ELBD  EPA 600-3-78-095 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ELDD  EPA-600/3-78-095 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 08/09/2002
ERAD  EPA 600/3-78-095 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-3-78-095 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-289 883 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 63 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
A study was conducted on Trout Creek in northwestern Colorado to assess effects of coal mine drainage on stream macroinvertebrates. Density and biomass exhibited a general increase in the downstream direction throughout the study area and showed marked seasonal variation. Aquatic insects comprised over 90% of the fauna with caddisflies (Trichoptera) predominating. Diversity did not vary significantly throughout the study area. None of the parameters measured showed any definite indication of stressed conditions in the macroinvertebrate community during the study period. Water quality was diminished primarily during spring runoff and the invertebrates seemed able to withstand this short period of water quality degradation.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-52).