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Main Title Connecticut River Basin Program. Part III, Phase I. Water Quality Reconnaissance for the Connecticut River Supplemental Study.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, Mass. Region 1.;New England River Basins Commission, Boston, Mass.
Year Published 1975
Stock Number PB-249 115
Additional Subjects Water pollution ; Nutrients ; Silts ; Connecticut River Basin ; Water quality management ; Concentration(Composition) ; Physical properties ; Ammonia ; Inorganic nitrates ; Inorganic phosphates ; Abnormalities ; Sampling ; Land use ; Massachusetts ; Connecticut ; Stream flow ; Sources ; Water quality data ; Organic loading ; Northfield(Massachusetts) ; Enfield(Connecticut) ; Springfield(Massachusetts) ; Impoundments
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NTIS  PB-249 115 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 273p
A water quality analysis provided an environmental sketch of factors primarily responsible for basin water quality. Correlations between flow and 12 parameters indicated that only 10 to 25% of parameter variation can be attributed to stream flow. The daily nutrient loads passing Northfield, Mass. were estimated to be between 1,300-8,000 lbs/day for ammonia nitrogen and 9,000-13,000 lbs/day for phosphates; while at Enfield, Conn. the ammonia nitrogen ranged between 13,000-33,000 lbs/day and phosphates 11,000-30,000 lbs/day. The apparent anomaly indicated in the N:P ratio at the two stations is due to the high levels of ammonia-nitrogen discharged into the river in the Springfield Metropolitan area just above Enfield. Estimated silt losses in the basin range from .75 million - 5 million lbs/day with some areas experiencing serious losses while other areas having little problems. The report describes the physical-chemical changes in water quality which occur as a result of impoundments and presents a bibliography covering the topic. Portions of this document are not fully legible.