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Main Title Regional Estimates of Acid Mine Drainage Impact on Streams in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
Author Herlihy, A. T. ; Kaufmann, P. R. ; Mitch, M. E. ; Brown., D. D. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Utah State Univ., Logan. ;NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
Publisher c1990
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600/J-90/193;
Stock Number PB91-116731
Additional Subjects Environmental impacts ; Water pollution ; Streams ; Chemical reactions ; Mine waters ; Metals ; Sulfates ; pH ; Sampling ; Maps ; Tables(Data) ; Populations ; Surveys ; Aquatic animals ; Regional planning ; Pennsylvania ; West Virginia ; Tennessee ; Reprints ; Mine acid drainage ; Reach(Streams)
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NTIS  PB91-116731 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/04/1991
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Abstract Environmental Protection Agency conducted the National Stream Survey (NSS) to provide unbiased estimates of the numbers and distribution of acidic and low acid neutralizing capacity streams in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The NSS employed a probability sample of 500 stream reaches to represent a target population of 64,300 stream reaches in the study area. All NSS samples were screened for acid mine drainage (AMD) influences, and population estimates of the regional extent of AMD impacts were made. Almost 10% of the streams reaches in the Northern Appalachians subregion were acidic during spring baseflow due to AMD. The population estimates of mine drainage impact made in the NSS were similar to estimates made in previous surveys that attempted to census all of the streams in coal producing areas. The results demonstrate that a statistically based stream survey is a useful tool for evaluating regional water quality.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, v50 p91-107 1990. Prepared in cooperation with Utah State Univ., Logan, and NSI Technology Services Corp., Corvallis, OR.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Regional Estimates of Acid Mine Drainage Impact on Streams in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
Category Codes 48G#; 48A; 68D#; 57H
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/02
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 036523244
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Type CAT