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RECORD NUMBER: 32 OF 227
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Biological Survey of the Susquehanna River and Its Tributaries Between Cooperstown, New York, and Northumberland, Pennsylvania.|
|CORP Author||Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Charlottesville, Va. Middle Atlantic Region|
|Stock Number||PB-260 027|
|Additional Subjects||Susquehanna River ; Biological indicators ; Stream pollution ; Stream flow ; Water quality ; Water pollution sampling ; Organic wastes ; Coal dust ; Waste water ; Cooperstown(New York) ; Northumberland(Pennsylvania) ;|
A biological survey was conducted between July and October, 1965, of the Susquehanna River, the West Branch Susquehanna River, and the larger tributaries. Bottom organisms were selected as the primary indicator of biological quality. Localized impairment to biological quality in the river was usually the result of the degradative effects of acid water, coal fines, and organic wastes. Some tributaries, while contributing a waste load, did not exert a noticeable effect because of the relative stream flow magnitudes. Other tributaries contributed high quality water and aided biological recovery in the Susquehanna.