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Main Title Investigation of acid mine drainage effects on reservoir fishery populations /
Author Benson, Arnold.
CORP Author West Virginia Univ., Morgantown.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA/600/2-76/107; DI-14-16-0005-3034
Stock Number PB-252 703
Subjects Acid mine drainage ; Limnology ; Water quality ; Fishes
Additional Subjects Mine waters ; Fishes ; Water pollution ; Tygart Lake ; Limnology ; Coal mines ; Water quality ; Acidity ; Thermal stresses ; Seasonal variations ; Transparence ; Chemical properties ; Water analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Sandy Creek ; West Virginia ; Mine acid drainage ; Thermal stratification
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-252 703 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 135 leaves : illustrations ; 29 cm
A limnological, water quality and quantity and lake fluction, transparency, and ice cover study was made of the Tygart Lake, West Virginia, and its tributaries. The watershed of this lake has been extensively mined for coal and acid mine drainage (AMD) is discharged throughout the area. The significant sources of AMD were found to be the Tygart River and Sandy Creek. Net changes in lake depth were 14-16 meters, and the maximum change 22 meters. Transparency depth ranged from 0.1 m in December to 7.5 m in the summer. The major factors related to the development of acidity gradients in Tygart Lake were found to be (1) hydrological characteristics including inflow, outflow, and the operational interaction between the inflow and outflow resulting in storage or drawdown, (2) thermal relationships including the spring warming cycle, thermal stratification during the summer, the autumnal cooling cycle, and the winter thermal minimum and (3) water chemistry including the existing chemical stratification or its lack at the beginning of a seasonal period and the chemical quality of inflow.
"Contract no. 14-26-0005-3034." Prepared for Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 134-135). Microfiche.