Accession Number : ADA131664

Title :   Water Quality Management Studies, Alabama River, R. E. 'Bob' Woodruff, William 'Bill' Dannelly and Claiborne Lakes - August-December 1977.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ALABAMA UNIVERSITY

PDF Url : ADA131664

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 418

Abstract : Water, sediment, and biological samples were collected at 3-week intervals from 46 stations on the Alabama and Coosa Rivers between August 8 and December 8, 1977. Seventeen stations were located in Jones Bluff Reservoir (river miles 0.5 to 4.4 on the Coosa River and river miles 302.0 to 236.4 on the Alabama River); 17 were situated in William 'Bill' Dannelly Reservoir (river miles 236.4 to 132.8); 9 were located below Claiborne Reservoir (river miles 236.4 to 132.8); 9 were located below Claiborne Reservoir (river miles 72.7 to 58.9). The samples were transported to the laboratory where they were analyzed according to accepted EPA procedures. the water samples were analyzed for 39 water quality parameters, including nutrients, physical characteristics, heavy metals, bacterial populations and chlorophylls a, b, and c. Sediments were tested for the presence of heavy metals and pesticides. Mechanical analysis was also performed on the sediment samples. Biological sampling included plankton, benthic macroinvertebrate, and macrophyte communities. The resulting data were tabulated and selected parameters plotted according to concentration, or organism number per unit areas, versus distance, with significant discharges noted.

Descriptors :   *Water quality, *Alabama River, Management, Sampling, Sediments, Nutrients, Chemical analysis, Heavy metals, Bacteria, Chlorophylls, Pesticides

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE