Draft 1--The effects of weather on the pollution level in the Western Duck Pond

This topic submitted by Leslie B, Jackie K, Matt W, Pete K, Adam G, David S (blahalm@miamioh.edu) at 9:39 pm on 9/20/99. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Section: Nicholson

We want to study the effects that rain had on the pollutants in the Western Duck Pond following this summer's drought. We predict that the rain will increase the number and level of pollutants in the water due to acid rain and runoff from area vegetation. It may also decrease the concentration of mineral deposits that have built up in the pond during the dry spells.

To do thid we shall first test the current status of the water to find out what pollutants exist to what extent in the pond. Then, contingent upon the weather, we shall test the pollutant levels immediately following and at periodic intervals after a rainfall.

Sources include:
1. http://www.vcnet.com/koi_net/H2Oquality.html
2. Mason, B.J. "Acid Rain: its causes and its effects on inland water." Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.
3. Simonin, Howard. "The continuing saga of acid rain." New York State Conservationist. Vol 52, No. 5, pp 54-55, Apr 1998.
4. the lawn maintenance staff of Miami University
5. http://epa.gov/305b/

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