INPUT INTO AND FATE OF LEAD IN A SMALL RESERVOIR
Lead (Pb) concentrations in water samples collected from seven sites in Weston's Mill Pond, NJ, a water supply/recreaction reservoir exposed to substantial amounts of highway runoff, under varying meteorological conditions ranged from 18.3 to 34.9 ug/l. Highest average concentration over all sites (46.4 ug Pb/l) occurred after a period of heavy rainfall. The non-filterable fraction accounted for 80 to 96 percent of the total lead present in the water. Estimated loading of lead to the reservoir via a major tributary during a storm event was 3.22 pounds, with levels in the tributary reaching a maximum of 1.94 mg Pb/l during the storm.
Rutgers University, New BrunswickWater Resources Research Institute
New Brunswick, NJ United States 08903
Office of Water Research and TechnologyC Street between 18th and 19th Streets, NW
Washington, DC United States 20242
- McIntosh, A W
- Hunter, J V
- Krug, P
- Publication Date: 1980-10
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Atomic physics; Bioassay; Carbon; Cells (Biology); Chemical properties; Concentration (Chemistry); Dissolved gases; Fishes; Highways; Lead (Metal); Oxygen; pH value; Rainfall; Reservoirs; Runoff; Sediments; Spectroscopy; Spectrum analysis; Surface drainage; Water; Water pollution
- Identifier Terms: Weston's Mill Pond (Reservoir)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Concentration; Water chemistry
- Geographic Terms: New Jersey
- Old TRIS Terms: Atomic spectroscopy; Highway drainage; Tissues biology
- Subject Areas: Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology; I26: Water Run-off - Freeze-thaw;
- Accession Number: 00337016
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: OWRT-A-056-NJ(1) Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DI-14-34-0001-0132
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM