ERIC Number: ED044302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Practical Guide to Water Quality Studies of Streams.
Kittrell, F. W.
Reported are sampling methods that may be followed when performing stream studies. Sources of error and methods of their minimization are discussed. Because there is much variation within and between streams it is not possible to provide detailed definitive methods but alternatives are discussed. The selection of sampling sites and sampling procedures, precautions needed to prevent samples changing before analysis, the use of field laboratories, the use and interpretation of data from sewage plants, and procedures for collecting and analyzing wastes discharged into streams are considered, and the importance of studying the use of stream water are indicated. A list of sources of information and a discussion of data interpretation precede a guide to report writing. Detailed analytical procedures are not included but reference is made to the sources of standard methods. An appendix contains tables useful in data analysis. (AL)
Descriptors: Chemical Analysis, Ecology, Environment, Laboratory Techniques, Reference Materials, Rivers, Sampling, Water Pollution, Water Resources
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Cat. No. 0-368-814, $0.70)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Federal Water Pollution Control Administration.