Probable effects of acid precipitation on Pennsylvania waters. Final report. May-Oct 79.

D. E. Arnold, R. W. Light, V. J. Dymond

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this project was to search for and identify any trends in water chemistry and fish communities in Pennsylvania waters which would indicate that acid precipitation was affecting them adversely. Of a total of 983 analysis reports which were usable, there were 314 cases with 2 or more such points. Of these 107 or 34% showed a decrease in pH, alkalinity, or both. Many of these decreases are to pH levels considered marginal for growth and reproduction of trout and other fishes. 71 of the 107 analyses showing decreased pH or alkalintiy included fish collection data. In 40 of these cases (58%), the number of fish species present decreased as well. -from US Govt Reports Announcements, 9, 1980

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Journal[No source information available]
    StatePublished - 1980

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
    • Environmental Science(all)

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