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Work plan for the Schuylkill River basin, Pennsylvania: Assessment of river quality as related to the distribution and transport of trace metals and organic substances

Open-File Report 80-566

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey is making a river-quality assessment of the Schuylkill River basin in Pennsylvania from October 1978 to March 1981. It is part of a continuing program designed to demonstrate the effectiveness of river-quality studies for basin planning and water-resource management. Study objectives include determining (1) presence of selected trace metals and organic substances in the water and sediments of the Schuylkill River between Berne and Philadelphia; (2) source, distribution, and transport of selected trace metals and organic substances in the river from Berne to Philadelphia; (3) frequency of occurrence of selected trace metals and organic substances in the river at Pottstown and Manayunk; (4) effects of low dams on the distribution and transport of selected trace metals and organic substances in the river between Pottstown and Philadelphia.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Work plan for the Schuylkill River basin, Pennsylvania: Assessment of river quality as related to the distribution and transport of trace metals and organic substances
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-566
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 27 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania
Other Geospatial:
Schuylkill River basin