EFFECTS OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON NEARBY LAKES ON ALASKA'S NORTH SLOPE. ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT, MAY 1, 1975--JANUARY 31, 1976

This research project aims at evaluating the effects of road construction in the arctic on lakes and ponds. The approach used is first of all to survey lakes and ponds along the new Trans-Alaska Pipeline road north of the Brooks Range to determine which may be impacted. Water bodies formed by the alteration of drainage patterns by the road bed are being monitored to observe the succession (biological and chemical). The impact in terms of sediment addition from dust and particulate addition from automobile exhaust is being studied by in situ monitoring and by bioassay experimentation. The relative effects of impact on waters on a latitudinal gradient is being evaluated, since we know that the chemical composition of the lake waters changes significantly between the Brooks Range and Prudhoe Bay. The C-14 primary production method is being used for the bioassay experiments. Long and short-term experiments are conducted. Nutrient levels in the pond and lake waters and water running off from the road bed are being determined using a Technicon Autoanalyzer II system. (ERA citation 02:011188)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Alaska, College

    Institute of Marine Science
    College, AK  United States 

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Alexander, V
    • Miller, M C
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: E(45-1)-2229
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM