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Main Title Assessment of Interstate Streams in the Susquehanna River Basin, Monitoring Report No. 18, July 1, 2003 Through June 30, 2004.
Author J. L. R. Hoffman ; D. L. Sitlinger
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Assessment and Watershed Protection Div.
Year Published 2005
Report Number PUB-NO-237; I-003991-04
Stock Number PB2010-101136
Additional Subjects Watersheds ; Bioassessments ; Streams ; Water pollution monitoring ; Data synthesis methods ; Tables (Data) ; Figures ; Stream discharge ; Water samples ; Field chemistry ; Macroinvertebrate sampling ; Physical habitat sampling ; Interstate streams ; Susquehanna River Basin ; Water quality indices
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NTIS  PB2010-101136 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/14/2010
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Abstract
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) used a water quality index (WQI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencys (USEPAs) Rapid Bioassessment Protocol III (RBP III) to assess the chemical water quality, biological conditions, and physical habitat of 53 sample sites in the Interstate Streams Water Quality Network from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004. Ninety-nine out of 1,001 possible parameter observations exceeded water quality standards. Assessment results indicate that approximately 41 percent of the sites supported nonimpaired biological communities. Water quality impacts in the New York-Pennsylvania border streams tend to be mostly from metals, while most Pennsylvania-Maryland border sites have higher nitrogen and nitrate values in addition to some elevated metals.