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Chemical and biological conditions in Bald Eagle Creek and prognosis of trophic characteristics of Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, Centre County, Pennsylvania

Open-File Report 71-109

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Abstract

Foster Joseph Sayers. Reservoir will b.e impounded on moderately fertile soils; however, its water source, Bald Eagle Creek, is a bicarbonate-water stream that is over~y-enriched with nutrients. About 650 of the 1,730 acres to be inundated in summer are subject to infestation with aquatic weeds. Nuisance algal "blooms" are expected to occur in summer. The reservoir will stratify in early summer and water · releas·ed for conservation purposes and acid neutralization will consist mostly of hypolimnetic water. This water will be nearly depleted in. dissolved oxygen and will, at times, contain relatively high concentrations of heavy metallic ions and hydrogen:!sulfide.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemical and biological conditions in Bald Eagle Creek and prognosis of trophic characteristics of Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir, Centre County, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
71-109
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
48 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
County:
Centre County
Other Geospatial:
Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir