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Main Title Water quality in the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska, 1998-2001 /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Glass, R. L.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55590248
ISBN 9790607964010; 0607964014; 9780607964011
Subjects Water quality--Alaska--Cook Inlet Region ; Cook Inlet Region (Alaska)--Environmental conditions ; Ecology ; Becken <Geographie> ; Wassergèute ; Cook Inlet
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBM  QE75.C5 2004 no.1240 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/27/2015
Collation vi, 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-24).
Contents Notes
Water quality in streams and rivers in the Cook Inlet Basin is affected by natural features and human activities -- Pesticides detected in an urban stream in Anchorage also were detected in urban streams throughout the nation -- Many volatile organic compounds were present in an urban stream in Anchorage at low concentrations -- Nitrate concentrations were low in streams, but phosphorus commonly exceeded criteria for preventing nuisance plant growth -- Concentrations of dissolved organic carbon were highest in streams draining wetlands -- Urban streams are contaminated by fecal-indicator bacteria -- Streams and rivers in the Cook Inlet Basin are colder than other rivers nationally -- Some streambed and lakebed sediments in Cook Inlet Basin are contaminated by trace elements and organic compounds -- Trace elements are present at naturally large concentrations in streambed sediments -- Concentrations of lead in lakebed sediments have decreased since the 1970s -- Chemically persistent contamiinants were detected in urban lakebed sediments but were detected only infrequently in streambed sediments or fish tissues -- Semivolatile organic compounds were detected infrequently in streambed sediments -- Aquatic communities are adversly affected by a variety of natural and human-induced stresses -- Degradation of water quality and stream ecosystems occurs in the process of watershed urbanization -- Natural and human factors affect ground-water quality -- Low levels of pesticides and volatile organic compounds were detected in ground water -- Concentrations of nutrients in ground water were low -- Concentrations of radon in ground water are a health concern -- Arsenic in ground water is a national concern.