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Chemical quality of streams in the Erie-Niagara basin, New York

Basin Planning Report ENB-4

Prepared for the Erie-Niagara Basin Regional Water Resources Planning Board
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Abstract

The streams in the 2,000-square-mile Erie-Niagara basin of western New York contain mainly a calcium bicarbonate type of water whose dissolved-solids content generally varies between 140 and 240 ppm (parts per mill ion). Water "hardness" (expressed as CaCO3 ) is usually between 100 and 200 ppm, sulfate concentrations are between 20 and 60 ppm, and chloride between 5 and 20 ppm. The higher concentrations of these constituents and properties are representative of the northern part of the area, which is underlain by the gypsum-bearing Camillus Shale. The northern part of the area contains a predominantly calcium sulfate type of water that usually has a dissolved-solids content of between 250 and 750 ppm, sulfate between 40 and 350 ppm, chloride between 20 and 70 ppm, and hardness between 200 and 500 ppm.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Government Series
Title:
Chemical quality of streams in the Erie-Niagara basin, New York
Series title:
Basin Planning Report
Series number:
ENB-4
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
New York State Water Resources Commission
Publisher location:
Albany, NY
Contributing office(s):
New York Water Science Center
Description:
ix, 104 p.
Number of Pages:
116
Country:
United States
State:
New York