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Main Title Descriptive water quality for the Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana /
Author Hern, S. C. ; Lambou, V. W. ; Butch, J. R.
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Author Title of a Work
Lambou, Victor W.
Butch, J. R.
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory ; Available to the public through the National Technical Informaion Service,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/4-80-014
Stock Number PB80-202328
OCLC Number 07035428
Subjects Water quality--Atchafalaya Floodway (La.) ; Water--Microbiology--Atchafalaya Floodway (La.) ; Aquatic microbiology--Atchafalaya Floodway (La.)
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Atchafalaya Basin ; Fresh water biology ; Flood control ; Nutrients ; Seasonal variations ; Comparison ; Flooding ; Hydraulic structures ; Bacteria ; Food chains ; Metabolism ; Refuse ; Carbon ; Detritus ; Louisiana ; Wetlands
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-80-014 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/14/2014
EJBD  EPA 600-4-80-014 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/27/2016
EKAM  EPA/600/4-80/014 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/08/1994
ESAD  EPA 600-4-80-014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-202328 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation x, 168 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
This report describes water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin in terms of geographical areas, seasonal patterns, and its relationships to water regimes and compares water quality in the Basin to water quality in other Louisiana and southeastern lakes. Emphasis in this report is given to water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway, i.e., that portion of the Atchafalaya Basin subject to frequent and prolonged natural overbank flooding and most subjected to hydrological modification by man. The key to the high productivity of the Floodway is the short, efficient, bacteria-detritus food chain. Organic matter processed through bacterial metabolism represents the foundation of the system. Nitrogen and phosphorus levels are sufficient for bacterial metabolism of organic matter, regardless of geographical area, season, or water level.
"Water Protection Branch, Criteria and Standards Division, Office of Water Planning and Standards." "February 1980." Bibliography: p. 57-59.