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RECORD NUMBER: 290 OF 2070
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Chemical characteristics of streams in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States : (results of the National Stream Survey : phase 1).|
|Author||Kaufmann, P. R. ; Herlihy, A. T. ; Elwood, J. W. ; Sale, M. J. ; Jager, H. I.|
|CORP Author||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/3-88/021a; EPA/600/3-88/021b; 68-03-3249; 68-02-3889; 68-02-3994; 68-03-3246; 68-C8-0006; DW89931368; 1824-1557-A1; DE-AC05-84OR21400; CR812049; CR813061|
|Subjects||Acid deposition--United States. ; Water chemistry--United States. ; Stream ecology--United States|
|Additional Subjects||Acidification ; Stream pollution ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Lakes ; Surveys ; Storms ; Chemical properties ; Sampling ; Water analysis ; pH ; Laboratories ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sulfates ; Tables(Data) ; Maps ; Populations ; Southeastern Region(United States) ; Estimates ; Florida|
|Collation||2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm|
National Stream Survey Phase I (NSS-I) field activities were conducted in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. in the spring of 1986 by the U.S. EPA as part of the National Surface Water Survey and the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program. The Survey employed a probability sample of 500 stream reaches representing a regional population of 64,700 reaches portrayed as blue lines on 1:250,000 scale maps and which have drainage areas less than 155 sq km. The NSS-I design allows regional extra-polation, with known confidence, of the number and total length of reaches with specified chemical characteristics. Excluding Florida, the Southeastern subregions of the NSS-I were estimated to contain very few acidic (ANC less than 0) reaches. Acidic reaches were found primarily in lowland reaches of Florida and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain and in upland reaches of the Mid-Atlantic subregions. Sulfate concentrations were markedly higher in the Mid-Atlantic than in the Southeast. Analysis of ion composition and evidence of stream acidification are presented.
"Office of Acid Deposition, Environmental Monitoring and Quality Assurance." "A contribution to the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program." "June 1988." "EPA/600/3-88/021a." "EPA/600/3-88/021b." Includes bibliographical references.
v. 1 Population descriptions and physico-chemical relationships--v. 2 Streams sampled, descriptive statistics, and compendium of physical and chemical data.