Title page for ETD etd-06122010-020032
|Type of Document
||Heckel, Paul James
||Pollution aspects derived from non-point sources.
||Master of Science
|Jennelle, Ernest M.
|King, Paul H.
|Leuschner, W. A.
|Date of Defense
This study was conducted for the purposes of discerning
pollution potential for specifically defined types of storm
runoff and for determination of whether non-point sources of
pollution are great enough to be included in water pollution
abatement programs. The Town of Blacksburg, Virginia, was
the area of study with eleven sampling sites determined by
size of drainage area and dominant land use existing within
the drainage basin. Concentrations of specific water pollution
parameters were measured for the runoff from each drainage
Conclusions drawn from this investigation are that nonpoint
sources of pollution are serious sources of degradation
to water quality, and proper land management is necessary if
pollution abatement programs are to be successful. In addition,
where man has disturbed a natural ecosystem by activities
that severely reduce ground cover within a watershed,
the greatest concentration in most pollution parameters was
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