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Degradation Of Virginia Trout Streams Continues, Minor Recovery Also Indicated, Study Shows

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October 25, 2000
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Long-term quarterly monitoring of Virginia trout streams during a 12-year period indicates that acidification from "acid rain" is continuing, and generally worsening.

Preliminary findings from a survey conducted in April 2000 of 452 Virginia brook trout streams indicate some recovery from the acidification levels found in a 1987 baseline survey. The results, however, will require further analysis because they may be strongly influenced by differences in stream flow levels at the two separate points in time -- sampling in April 1987 took place under much wetter conditions than sampling in April 2000.


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University Of Virginia. (2000, October 25). Degradation Of Virginia Trout Streams Continues, Minor Recovery Also Indicated, Study Shows. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001023171305.htm
University Of Virginia. "Degradation Of Virginia Trout Streams Continues, Minor Recovery Also Indicated, Study Shows." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001023171305.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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