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Main Title West Branch Susquehanna River Subbasin Small Watershed Study: Morgan Run Watershed. A Water Quality and Biological Assessment, November 2003 - September 2004.
CORP Author Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA.
Year Published 2005
Stock Number PB2010-101150
Additional Subjects Susquehanna river ; Biological assessment ; Macroinvertebrates ; Benthos ; Water quality ; Sampling ; Tributaries ; Morgan Run Watershed ; Large rivers ; RBP(Rapid Bioassessment Protocol) ; Rapid bioassessment protocol
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2010-101150 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/14/2010
Collation 20p
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) conducted a survey in the Morgan Run Watershed from November 2003 to September 2004 as part of the Year-2 small watershed study in the West Branch Susquehanna River Subbasin. The Year-1 survey was conducted in the West Branch Susquehanna Subbasin from July to November 2002 (LeFevre, 2003). Through this Year-1 survey, SRBC determined that the largest source of impairment in the West Branch Subbasin was abandoned mine drainage (AMD), and a large portion of the abandoned mine lands (AML) were concentrated in the western part of the subbasin. Based on these findings from the Year-1 survey and input from state and local government officials and watershed organizations, SRBC decided to conduct its Year-2 study in the Morgan Run Watershed, which is heavily impacted by AMD. The goal of this Year-2 study was to provide chemical, biological, and habitat information to the state and local government officials, watershed organizations, local citizens, and other interested parties. The ultimate goal is to have a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and restoration plan developed and implemented for the Morgan Run Watershed. The Year-2 survey included quarterly water chemistry samples and flow measurements, and spring and summer sampling and assessment of macroinvertebrates, fish, and habitat.