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Water quality investigation of Francis Slocum Lake, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Open-File Report 78-819

Prepared in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, Bureau of State Parks
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Abstract

This report summarizes water-quality data collected in the Francis Slocum Lake drainage basin, Pennsylvania, during an assessment from October 1976 to September 1977. Data were collected for nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon, and fecal coliform and fecal streptococcal bacteria.

Results of the restricted sampling indicate that nutrient recycling within the lake is sufficient to support the periodic luxurient growth of algae and aquatic weeds. Inflows are not contributing high concentrations of nutrients to the ecosystem. Sampling for enteric bacteria indicate the sanitary quality is sufficiently high for water-contact recreation.


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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water quality investigation of Francis Slocum Lake, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
78-819
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 11 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
County:
Luzerne County
Other Geospatial:
Francis Slocum Lake