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Acidification and Recovery and Development of Critical Loads of Acidity for Stream Ecosystems of the Adirondack Region of New York State

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2016-01-01
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2017-06-30

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BACKGROUND The Adirondack region of New York has a history of relatively high atmospheric sulfur (S) and nitrogen (N) deposition (Greaver et al. 2012). Adirondack ecosystems have been impacted by these inputs, including soil and surface water acidification, and impaired health and diversity of forest vegetation and aquatic biota. Air quality management, through the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency NOx Budget Trading Program, and the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) has resulted in decreases in atmospheric S and N deposition in the Adirondacks and throughout the eastern U.S. (Lehmann et al., 2005), which is driving the recovery of surface waters from past acidification. Section 303(d) of the Clean Water [...]

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valueThe overall goal of this project is to use a critical loads framework to perform model simulations of atmospheric deposition allowable to permit potential recovery of well-studied stream ecosystems, and to evaluate the use of these model results to extrapolate potential recovery of the broader population of Adirondack streams.

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  • Adirondack Critical Loads

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