Assessing time-integrated dissolved concentrations and predicting toxicity of metals during diel cycling in streams.

@article{Balistrieri2012AssessingTD,
  title={Assessing time-integrated dissolved concentrations and predicting toxicity of metals during diel cycling in streams.},
  author={Laurie S Balistrieri and David A. Nimick and Christopher A Mebane},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2012},
  volume={425},
  pages={155-68}
}
Evaluating water quality and the health of aquatic organisms is challenging in systems with systematic diel (24 h) or less predictable runoff-induced changes in water composition. To advance our understanding of how to evaluate environmental health in these dynamic systems, field studies of diel cycling were conducted in two streams (Silver Bow Creek and High Ore Creek) affected by historical mining activities in southwestern Montana. A combination of sampling and modeling tools was used to… CONTINUE READING