Effect of Benthic Algae on Stream Dissolved Oxygen

by Richard L. O'Connell,
Nelson A. Thomas,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 3, Pg. 1-16

Document Type: Journal Paper


The effects of respiratory oxygen uptake by photosynthetic benthos on the water quality of streams is examined. Methods for evaluating these effects are given together with results obtained in a survey of the Truckee River. The significance of daily minimum dissolved oxygen concentrations in streams is considered and techniques for prediction of this value incorporating benthic algal effects are described.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Vegetation | Water quality | Dissolved oxygen | Surveying methods | Trucks

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