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Main Title Sediment and water quality : a review of the literature including a suggested approach for water quality criteria /
Author Iwamoto, Robert N. ; Salo, Ernest O. ; Madej, Mary Ann ; McComas, R. Lynn ; Rulifson., Robert L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Iwamoto, Robert N.
Salo, Ernest O.
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Fisheries Research Inst.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, Wash. Region X.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region X,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 910/9/78-048; PB-279 469
Stock Number PB-279 469
OCLC Number 09085948
Subjects Sediment transport ; Water quality--United States
Additional Subjects Sediments ; Sedimentation ; Water pollution ; Streams ; Bed load ; Aquatic animals ; Turbidity ; Stress(Physiology) ; Land use ; Substrates ; Suspended sediments ; Animal behavior ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Invertebrates ; Vertebrates ; Sediment transport ; Lumbering ; Reviews ; Water pollution effect(Animals)
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 910-9-78-048 2 copies AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 03/29/2023
ESAD  EPA 910-9-78-048 4 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/07/2016
NTIS  PB-279 469 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 252 pages ; 29 cm
A review of the literature dealing with physical and biological aspects of sedimentation in the lotic environment was compiled. Over 300 annotated and 100 unannotated references are included. These were used as a resource for a workshop on needs for an alternative to turbidity measurements as a water quality criterion. Also included are a summary of the current state of investigations on stream sediments and turbidity measurements as a criterion. These include: composition of bed material, behavioral aspects of aquatic fauna, and clinical measurements of physiological functions as a measure of stress. The more significant conclusions are that sedimentation of the stream's substrate, particularly the gravel used for spawning, produces significant detrimental effects on the salmonid resources. Turbidity measurements are useful indicators of general quantities of suspended sediment; but they are difficult to relate to biological significance. In relation to logging the Best Management Practices (BMP) concept appears to be the most practical, but BMP should be monitored by a set of criteria that are suggested.
EPA 910/9/78-048. PB ; 279469. Prepared by Fisheries Research Institute, College of Fisheries, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington for: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contract no. WY-6-99-0825-J. Includes bibliographical references. Print reproduction.