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Main Title Influence of Organic Decomposition on Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulfide, Dissolved Oxygen, and Algae Growth in the Dworshak Reservoir.
Author Ling, A. J. ;
CORP Author Idaho Univ., Moscow. Dept. of Bacteriology and Biochemistry.
Year Published 1973
Report Number DI-14-001-3512; OWRR-A-033-IDA; A-033-IDA(1),; 02444
Stock Number PB-226 252
Additional Subjects Reservoirs ; Carbon dioxide cycles ; Water quality ; Dworshak Reservoir ; Idaho ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Algae ; Plant growth ; Limnology ; Eutrophication
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-226 252 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 42p
This project was designed to explore the role played by carbon and its subsequent use by bacteria on various chemical and biological parameters in Dworshak reservoir. Carbon contribution to the reservoir is primarily from the existing organic materials present on the preimpoundment floor. This study defines methodology enabling prediction of the levels of carbon in a reservoir prior to impoundment and explores some of the effects of that carbon. In addition, these methods can be used to determine the amount of leached carbon, readily useable, by heterotrophic bacteria. The effect of carbon utilization by bacteria on algal growth is also explored. In the laboratory this symbiotic effect leads to significant increases in algal biomass even at carbon levels as low as 1.3 ppm. The implication of this observation is that carbon can greatly stimulate algal growth rates and consequently algal blooms if made available by bacterial respiration. (Modified author abstract)