Cooperative federal-state liming research on surface waters impacted by acidic deposition

  title={Cooperative federal-state liming research on surface waters impacted by acidic deposition},
  author={R. K. Schreiber},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
In the eastern and north-central United States, lakes and streams with low acid neutralizing capacity are at risk from acidity. Resource management agencies are interested in developing mitigation strategies that protect or restore fisheries in these waters. Addition of limestone (calcium carbonate) to improve water quality and prevent episodic depressions of pH during precipitation events and spring runoff is one mitigation technique being used. The ecological changes that accompany such… Expand
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