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Main Title Pilot Study to Evaluate Biological, Physical, Chemical and Land-Use Characteristics in Maryland Coastal Plain Streams.
Author Hall, L. W. ; Fischer, S. A. ; Killen, W. D. ; Scott, M. C. ; Ziegenfuss, M. C. ;
CORP Author Maryland Univ., Queenstown. Wye Research and Education Center.;Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Annapolis. Chesapeake Bay Research and Monitoring Div.
Publisher Sep 93
Year Published 1993
Report Number MDNR-CB92-007-002; CBRM-AD-94-1;
Stock Number PB95-104048
Additional Subjects Maryland ; Coastal plains ; Streams ; Water properties ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Water chemistry ; Biological properties ; Land use ; Acidity ; pH ; Acid neutralizing capacity ; Coastal regions ; Coastal ecology ; Habitats ; Biological communities ; Biological indicators ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Fishes ; Biological integrity ; Maryland Power Plant Research Program
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-104048 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/06/1995
Collation 167p
The purpose of the 1992 coastal plain stream study was to evaluate ecological status in acid sensitive and non-acid sensitive coastal plain streams by assessing biological, chemical and physical conditions. These various conditions were also examined to determine possible correlations with land use data for the various streams. A fish community metric approach defined as an Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) was used to determine if acid sensitive streams were impacted. Acid-base chemical conditions (pH and Acid Neutralizing Capacity) measured in selected streams in 1992 were also compared with similar conditions evaluated during the 1987 Maryland Synoptic Stream Chemistry Survey.