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

July 1, 1998

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1997
Title NAWQA, National Water-Quality Assessment Program; Allegheny-Monongahela River Basin
DOI 10.3133/ofr97246
Authors Steven D. McAuley, Juliane B. Brown, James I. Sams
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 97-246
Index ID ofr97246
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pennsylvania Water Science Center