Geology-based method of assessing sensitivity of streams to acidic deposition in Charles and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland

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The report describes the results of a study to assess the sensitivity of streams to acidic deposition in Charles and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland using a geology-based method. Water samples were collected from streams in July and August 1988 when streams were at base-flow conditions. Eighteen water samples collected from streams in Charles County, and 17 water samples from streams in Anne Arundel County were analyzed in the field for pH, specific conductance, and acid-neutralizing capacity (ANC); 8 water samples from streams in Charles County were analyzed in the laboratory for chloride and sulfate concentrations. The assessment revealed that streams in these counties are sensitive to acidification by acidic deposition.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State/Local Government Series
Title Geology-based method of assessing sensitivity of streams to acidic deposition in Charles and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Research and Monitoring Division
Publisher location Annapolis, MD
Contributing office(s) Virginia Water Science Center
Description Report: vii, 15 p.; 2 Plates
Public Comments Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake Bay Research and Monitoring Division, CBRM-AD-91-15
Country United States
State Maryland
County Anne Arundel County, Charles County