Water quality at five proposed industrial sites on the Roanoke and New Rivers

dc.contributor.authorWilson, James H.en
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Kenneth L.en
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Water Resources Research Centeren
dc.coverage.countryUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.stateNorth Carolinaen
dc.coverage.stateVirginiaen
dc.coverage.stateWest Virginiaen
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-25T20:16:57Zen
dc.date.available2014-02-25T20:16:57Zen
dc.date.issued1977en
dc.description.abstractAquatic ecological surveys were conducted at five potential industrial development sites in Virginia, four on the New River and one site on the South Fork of the Roanoke River.Eighteen physical-chemical parameters were analyzed and biological information was collected in order to determine the physical, chemical, and biological water quality. This study was designed to generate baseline information essential in assessing the environmental impacts of future development in the watershed. The results indicate that the New River and the South Fork of the Roanoke River support diverse populations of macrobenthic invertebrates and that physical and chemical water quality is high, except for increased levels of nitrate in the New River. Although both rivers have water quality that is considered good by biological and chemical standards, they both are vulnerable. If the assimilative capacity of these two rivers is to be preserved as a valuable resource, they must be used intelligently. Future industrial development shouId be managed carefuIly in these watersheds to maintain the high quality of the aquatic environment in the New River and the South Fork of the Roanoke River.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityJames H. Wilson, Kenneth L. Dicksonen
dc.format.extentvi, 79 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.oclc3596437en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25742en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWater Resources Research Center, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBulletin (Virginia Water Resources Research Center) ; 84en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccTD201 .V57en
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Roanoke River (Va. and N.C.)en
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- New River (N.C.-W. Va.)en
dc.titleWater quality at five proposed industrial sites on the Roanoke and New Riversen
dc.typeReporten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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