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NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment Program; Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin

Open-File Report 97-246

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Abstract

Surface-water and ground-water quality and aquatic life can be significantly affected by the following principal issues identified in the Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin:

  • Contaminants common to surface and under-ground coal mine discharge such as acidity, iron, aluminum, manganese, and sulfate.
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), pesti-cides, and nutrients from increased urbanization.
  • Runoff and loading of nutrients and pesticides to streams from nonpoint and point sources such as agricultural land uses.
  • Radon in ground water.

Suggested Citation

McAuley, S.D., Brown, J.B., and Sams, J.I., III, 1997, NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment Program—Allegheny-Monongahela River basin: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 1997–0246, 2 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr97246.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Goals of NAWQA
  • Design of NAWQA
  • Description of the Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin Study Unit
  • Issues Affecting Water Quality
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Implementation

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment Program; Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
97-246
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
2 p.