||Assessment of Interstate Streams in the Susquehanna River Basin. Monitoring Report No. 17, July 1, 2002, Through June 30, 2004.
S. R. LeFevre;
D. L. Sitlinger
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Assessment and Watershed Protection Div.; Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA.
Water pollution sampling;
Susquehanna River Basin
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||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 52 sample sites in the Interstate Streams Water Quality Network from July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2003. Only 41 out of 1,182 possible parameter observations exceeded water quality standards. Assessment results indicate that approximately 33 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.
||Prepared in cooperation with Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Harrisburg, PA.
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|PUB Date Free Form
||30 Jul 2004
||68D; 91A; 43F; 57H