Macroinvertebrate survey of 25 soft water-pH sensitive lakes in Vermont
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Published by Special Studies & Surveillance Unit, Dept. of Environmental Conservation in [Waterbury, Vt.?] .
Written in English



  • Vermont.


  • Acid pollution of rivers, lakes, etc. -- Vermont.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Vermont.,
  • Acid rain -- Environmental aspects -- Vermont.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Steven Fiske.
ContributionsVermont. Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Special Studies & Surveillance Unit.
LC ClassificationsTD196.A25 F57 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 34 p. :
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1989094M
LC Control Number90621704

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