NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment Program; Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin
Open-File Report 97-246
- Steven D. McAuley , Juliane B. Brown , and James I. Sams III
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.
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
Additional publication details
- Publication type:
- Publication Subtype:
- USGS Numbered Series
- NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment Program; Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin
- Series title:
- Open-File Report
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- Year Published:
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Publisher location:
- Reston, VA
- Contributing office(s):
- Pennsylvania Water Science Center
- 2 p.