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Main Title Limnological Investigation of the Yellowstone River Related to Taste and Odor Problems in Domestic Water Supplies, Laurel to Glendive, Montana, August-September, 1952.
CORP Author Public Health Service, Kansas City, Mo. Missouri Drainage Basin Office
Year Published 1952
Stock Number PB-260 093
Additional Subjects Yellowstone River ; Montana ; Water pollution sampling ; Stream pollution ; Tables(Data) ; Algae ; Primary biological productivity ; Rivers ; Stream flow ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Odors ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 093 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 32p
Causes of tastes and odors that have frequently been reported in water supplies taken from the Montana stretch of the Yellowstone River in autumn were investigated in field studies concerned mainly with the river stretch from Laurel to Glendive, Montana. Sampling was conducted at eight locations along this section of the main stem and in the lower reaches of three tributaries. Data are reported for pollution discharges, chemical features, and biological features, including bottom organisms, algae, and plankton. Entrance of organic pollution was chemically detectable but nowhere did it greatly impair domestic water quality at the times of this investigation. A large role in abatement of pollution effects must be ascribed to life processes of benthic and plankton algae, since their influences upon stream chemistry were quite marked.