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Title: The lake acidification mitigation project (LAMP)

In areas where there is limited capacity to resist input of acid deposition, acid soils and surface waters have affected natural communities and man's uses of the environment. In response to problems of acid soils, farmers added limestone materials to their soil during Roman times; this method of agricultural management continues today. The addition of limestone (CaCo/sub 3/), called liming, has been used more recently to mitigate acidic conditions in lakes and streams. Liming neutralizes acidity directly, provides buffering as acid neutralizing capacity (ANC) or alkalinity, and increases calcium ion concentration which mitigates toxicity in low ionic strength waters. The Lake Acidification Mitigation Project (LAMP) has the objective of identifying and quantifying environmental impacts of liming, and evaluating the effectiveness of liming and stocking procedures in restoring acid lakes. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of LAMP and to summarize results from the initial phases of the project.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (USA))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5102933
Report Number(s):
CONF-870695--
Journal ID: ISSN 0193-9688; CODEN: PRAPA
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proceedings, Annual Meeting, Air Pollution Control Association; (USA); Journal Volume: 1; Conference: 80. annual meeting of the Air Pollution Control Association, New York, NY (USA), 21-26 Jun 1987; Other Information: Technical Paper 87-35.4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CALCIUM CARBONATES; ACID NEUTRALIZING CAPACITY; LAKES; ACIDIFICATION; WATER POLLUTION CONTROL; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; ECOLOGY; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; EPRI; FISHERIES; LIMING; MITIGATION; PH VALUE; PHYTOPLANKTON; REMEDIAL ACTION; TOXICITY; WATER CHEMISTRY; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBONATES; CHEMISTRY; CONTROL; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANKTON; POLLUTION CONTROL; SURFACE WATERS 540320* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 560300 -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology; 540310 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Basic Studies-- (1990-)