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Main Title Physical, chemical and biological conditions of the Sagavanirktok River and nearby control streams, Shaviovik and Canning Rivers : draft report /
Author Schallock, Eldor W. ; Mueller, Ernst W.
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Author Title of a Work
Mueller, Ernst W.
CORP Author National Heart, Lung, and Blood Inst., Bethesda, MD.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA-600/3-81-034;
Stock Number PB81-205940
OCLC Number 25613798
Subjects Aquatic biology--Alaska--Sagavanirktok River. ; Water quality--Alaska--Sagavanirktok River. ; Sagavanirktok River (Alaska)
Additional Subjects Sagavanirktok River ; Fuel oil ; Water pollution ; Canning River ; Shaviovik River ; Lakes ; Galbraith Lake ; Alaska ; Cations ; Anions ; Benthos ; pH ; Alkalinity ; Sampling ; Fishes ; Arctic region ; Tables(Data) ; Carbon ; NTISEPAORD
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ESBD  EPA-600-3-81-034 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 09/05/2017
NTIS  PB81-205940 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation vii, 91 pages ; 28 cm
Biological, physical and chemical data were collected from 28 stations on the Sagavanirktok River and five of its tributaries, the Canning River, Shaviovik River, two tundra lakes and Galbraith Lake. These stations are located on the North Slope of Alaska and in the area impacted by the oil industry. Macrobenthic community samples collected from streams were dominated by Plecoptera, Ephemeroptera, and Diptera, although Annelida, Arcari, and other groups were also present. Within the Diptera, Chironomidae was usually numerically dominant although in some areas, Simuliidae, Ceratopogonidae, Tipulidae, and Tabanidae were important. Lake habitat supported Mollusca, Copepoda, Anostraca, Cladocera, Amphipoda, and Trichoptera. Piscifauna included the arctic grayling, arctic char, lake trout, pike, slimy sculpin, nine-spine stickleback, ling cod, and round whitefish. Total and fecal coliform bacteria values in the stream waters are low. Ranges and patterns of 23 chemical and physical parameters in the aquatic environment were discussed. Measurements of specific cations and anions included dissolved oxygen, phosphorus, silica, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, chloride and nitrogen forms. Collective parameters such as specific conductance, alkalinity, total hardness, pH, total organic carbon and fixed suspended solids were also measured.
"May 1981." "EPA 600/3-81-034." Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-91).