Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296443
Title:
Use of Biotoxicity Tests for Estimating Impact of Stormwaters on Aquatic Life
Author:
Amalfi, Frederick A.; Atkinson, Elizabeth M.; McNaughton, Julie D.; Sommerfeld, Milton R.
Affiliation:
Aquatic Consulting & Testing, Inc., Tempe, Arizona; Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Issue Date:
21-Apr-1990
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
A test protocol was evaluated for estimating the acute toxicity of urban stormwater runoff to aquatic life. Potential deleterious effects of storm flows on the aquatic community of small artificial impoundments were examined by application of short-term bioassays. Definitive, static renewal, acute toxicity tests were performed using the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas, and the crustacean, Daphnia magna. The feasibility study indicated that short-term bioassays may provide an alternative to individual chemical constituent measurements and comparisons to numerical water quality criteria for protection of aquatic life. Biotoxicity tests may identify synergistic interactions to chemicals which individually meet specific water quality criteria but collectively lead to toxicity.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleUse of Biotoxicity Tests for Estimating Impact of Stormwaters on Aquatic Lifeen_US
dc.contributor.authorAmalfi, Frederick A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Elizabeth M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcNaughton, Julie D.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSommerfeld, Milton R.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAquatic Consulting & Testing, Inc., Tempe, Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArizona State University, Tempe, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1990-04-21-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractA test protocol was evaluated for estimating the acute toxicity of urban stormwater runoff to aquatic life. Potential deleterious effects of storm flows on the aquatic community of small artificial impoundments were examined by application of short-term bioassays. Definitive, static renewal, acute toxicity tests were performed using the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas, and the crustacean, Daphnia magna. The feasibility study indicated that short-term bioassays may provide an alternative to individual chemical constituent measurements and comparisons to numerical water quality criteria for protection of aquatic life. Biotoxicity tests may identify synergistic interactions to chemicals which individually meet specific water quality criteria but collectively lead to toxicity.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296443-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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