The Effect of Sewage-Treatment-Plant Effluent on Diatom Communities in the North Branch of the Portage River, Wood County, Ohio
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v74, n3 (May, 1974), 154-161
The North Branch of the Portage River was sampled by means of artificial substrates in order to determine the effect of sewage-treatment-plant effluent on the diatom communities. The effluent appears to be a source of nitrogen and phosphorus for the river. Diatom-community composition appears to be affected by the effluent; Gomphonema parvulum, in particular, was especially abundant at stations with a high content of Poe Ditch effluent. A total of 111 diatom taxa was observed in this study; 24 of these taxa were previously unreported from Ohio.
Author Institution: Department of Biology, Bowling Green State University
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