Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1968

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Abstract

Seven Streams in the Black Hill of South Dakota were surveyed to determine the influence of suspected sources of pollution on these streams. The sources of pollution included both sewage treatment plant effluents and mining wastes. A comparison of the benthic fauna community below a pollution source to that above it was the primary basis for evaluating the effect of the pollution source on the stream. The results of the benthic fauna samples indicated that the streams surveyed were being polluted. The degree of pollution of each stream was also indicated by these results. Chemical analysis were sued to verify the results of the benthic fauna samples. These analyses concurred with the benthic fauna results and indicated the stream were being polluted.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water -- Pollution
Water -- Pollution -- South Dakota

Description

Includes bibliographical references (pages 55-57)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

71

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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