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Main Title Assessment of Interstate Streams in The Streams in The Susquehanna River Basin. Monitoring Report No. 16, July 1, 2001, Through June 30, 2002.
Author S. R. LeFevre ; D. L. Sitlinger
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Assessment and Watershed Protection Div.; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA.
Year Published 2003
Report Number PUB-NO-227; I003991030
Stock Number PB2010-101097
Additional Subjects Watersheds ; Bioassessments ; Streams ; Water pollution sampling ; Stream discharge ; Water resources ; Field chemistry ; Water quality ; Habitat ; Macroinvertebrates ; Trends ; Tables(Data) ; Interstate streams ; Susquehanna River Basin
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NTIS  PB2010-101097 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/14/2010
Collation 162p
Abstract
The Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) used a water quality index (WQI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA's) Rapid Bioassessment Protocol III (RBP III) to assess the chemical water quality, biological conditions, and physical habitat of 51 sample sites in the Interstate Streams Water Quality Network from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. Only 25 out of 2,784 parameter observations exceeded water quality standards. Assessment results indicate that approximately 30 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.