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Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of selected headwater streams along the Allegheny Front, Blair County, Pennsylvania, July 2011–September 2013

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Low, D.J., Brightbill, R.A., Eggleston, H.L., and Chaplin, J.J., 2016, Physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of selected headwater streams along the Allegheny Front, Blair County, Pennsylvania, July 2011–September 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1173, 66 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151173.

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The Altoona Water Authority (AWA) obtains all of its water supply from headwater streams that drain western Blair County, an area underlain in part by black shale of the Marcellus Formation. Development of the shale-gas reservoirs will require new access roads, stream crossing, drill-pad construction, and pipeline installation, activities that have the potential to alter existing stream channel morphology, increase runoff and sediment supply, alter streamwater chemistry, and affect aquatic habitat. The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with Altoona Water Authority and Blair County Conservation District, investigated the water quality of 12 headwater streams and biotic health of 10 headwater streams. Channel morphology was characterized [...]

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tableOfContents<ul> <li>Abstract</li> <li>Introduction</li> <li>Study Design and Methods</li> <li>Monitoring Results</li> <li>Summary</li> <li>References Cited</li> <li>Appendix 1. Surface-water-quality monitoring results for 12 streams, Blair County, Pennsylvania</li> <li>Appendix 2. Fish assemblages in 10 watersheds, Blair County, Pennsylvania</li> <li>Appendix 3. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) in wadeable freestone riffle-run streams for 10 watersheds, Blair County, Pennsylvania</li> </ul>
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