||Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Lakes in the Northeastern United States.
Brakke, D. F. ;
Landers, D. H. ;
Eilers, J. M. ;
||Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Western Washington Univ., Bellingham. Inst. for Watershed Studies.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Water pollution ;
Water analysis ;
Adirondak Mountains ;
New Hampshire ;
Northeastern Region(United States)
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The chemical status of 768 lakes in the northeastern United States was determined as part of the Eastern Lake Survey. The lakes were selected statistically, allowing for estimates of the chemical conditions in the northeastern lake population on the basis of 26 measured parameters. The objectives were to estimate the numbers of acidic lakes in the Northeast and to describe associated chemical conditions in the lakes. The largest number of acidic lakes in the NE was estimated for the Adirondack area of NY; whereas the fewest acidic lakes were estimated to occur in Maine. Sulfate concentrations were lowest in Maine and highest in the Poconos Catskills, corresponding to the pattern in sulfate deposition.