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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Judy L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Andrew B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, Kevinen_US
dc.contributor.authorWalters, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorFreeman, Byron J.en_US
dc.contributor.editorHatcher, Kathryn J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-24T20:13:01Z
dc.date.available2013-06-24T20:13:01Z
dc.date.issued1999-03
dc.identifier.isbn0-935835-06-7
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/47977
dc.descriptionProceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 30 and 31, Athens, Georgia.en_US
dc.description.abstractExcessive sedimentation is a threat to riverine ecosystems in the southern Appalachians. We sampled fish and suspended sediments in ten tributaries of the Etowah and Little Tennessee rivers. Sampling sites varied in the extent of sedimentation and could be separated into low and high turbidity streams. Based on differences in fish assemblages in these two stream types, the following standards would protect fishes in the Blue Ridge physiographic province: Turbidity values in stream water sampled during base flow conditions should not exceed 15 NTU, and turbidity should exceed 10 NTU in only one out of five stream water samples collected during base flow conditions. Base flow turbidity values in excess of these indicate excess sedimentation that threatens the integrity of southern Appalachian fish assemblagesen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored and Organized by: U.S. Geological Survey, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityThis book was published by the Institute of Ecology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602-2202 with partial funding provided by the U.S. Department of Interior, geological Survey, through the Georgia Water Research Insttitute as authorized by the Water Research Institutes Authorization Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-397). The views and statements advanced in this publication are solely those of the authors and do not represent official views or policies of the University of Georgia or the U.S. Geological Survey or the conference sponsors.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGWRI1999. Water Qualityen_US
dc.subjectWater resources managementen_US
dc.subjectExcessive sedimentationen_US
dc.subjectSuspended sedimentsen_US
dc.subjectTurbidity valuesen_US
dc.subjectFish populationsen_US
dc.titleA Scientific Basis for Erosion and Sedimentation Standards in the Blue Ridge Physiographic Provinceen_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Georgia. Institute of Ecologyen_US
dc.publisher.originalInstitute of Ecologyen_US


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