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Main Title Probable effects of acid precipitation on Pennsylvania waters /
Author Arnold, Dean E., ; Light, Robert W. ; Dymond, Valerie J.
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Author Title of a Work
Light, Robert W.
Dymond, Valerie J.
CORP Author Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/3-80-012; EPA-B-0835NAEX
Stock Number PB80-132004
OCLC Number 06729623
Subjects Acid rain--Pennsylvania ; Water--Pollution--Pennsylvania
Additional Subjects Acidification ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Stream pollution ; Surveys ; Fishes ; Water analysis ; pH ; Alkalinity ; Sampling ; Growth ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Water quality ; Populations ; Sites ; Trends ; Tables(Data) ; Pennsylvania ; Acid rain ; Water pollution effects(Animals)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD423.A76 1980 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJAD  EPA 600/3-80-012 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 05/14/1993
EKBD  EPA-600/3-80-012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-80-012 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-80-012 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-132004 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 21 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this project was to search for and identify any trends in water chemistry and fish communities in Pennsylvania waters which would indicate that acid precipitation was affecting them adversely. No new data collection was to be included. Five existing data bases, including original data collected by the authors, were examined for the existence of water analyses from the same or nearby locations separated by at least one year. (Analyses involving known or suspected influence of acid mine drainage were omitted.) Of a total of 983 analysis reports which were usable, there were 314 cases with two or more such points. Of these 107 or 34% showed a decrease in pH, alkalinity, or both. Many of these decreases are to pH levels considered marginal for growth and reproduction of trout and other fishes. Seventy-one of the 107 analyses showing decreased pH or alkalinity included fish collection data. In 40 of these cases (58%), the number of fish species present decreased as well.
"Terrestrial Division, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory." "January 1980." Includes bibliographical references (pages 19-20). Contract number Contract Number: BO835NAEX