Water quality and macroinvertebrate populations of Finley Creek before and after a hazardous waste cleanup

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dc.contributor.advisor Siewert, Horst F. en_US
dc.contributor.author Miller, Carla J. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:34:45Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:34:45Z
dc.date.created 1988 en_US
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1988 .M55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/183583
dc.description.abstract Water samples and macroinvertebrates were collected from three stations of Finley Creek, Indiana before and after a surface cleanup of an adjacent hazardous waste disposal site. Water quality parameters: iron, total dissolved solids, conductance, hardness, total suspended solids and pH were compared between stations and years. The water quality above the landfill was high but decreased downstream. The water below the disposal site contained high levels of chemicals in both studies. However, the concentrations of chemicals were lower in the water two years after the cleanup.Numbers of macroinvertebrates and the number of taxa were determined and species diversity indicies were established. The results showed a statistically significant increase in macroinvertebrate taxa and mean species diversity indicies below the waste disposal site after the cleanup. These results indicate an improvement of water quality.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources
dc.format.extent ix, 95 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water quality -- Indiana -- Finley Creek. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Freshwater invertebrates -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hazardous wastes -- Environmental aspects -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title Water quality and macroinvertebrate populations of Finley Creek before and after a hazardous waste cleanup en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/546147 en_US

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