Adapting the E.P.A. Rapid Bioassessment Protocol for Use Attainability Study in the Cape Fear River
Kreutzberger, William A.
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Water quality of the lower Cape Fear River below Lock and Dam No. 1 (about 60 km upstream of the City of Wilmington) has long been considered affected by a large number of industrial and municipal waste discharges. However, few detailed water quality and biological investigations have been conducted to assess these impacts in this portion of the tidally influenced freshwater river. The area is difficult to study because of tidal effects, channel characteristics (relatively narrow and deep), and high seasonal flows.