We assessed the physical, chemical and biological conditions at two sites along the Lovell River on University of New Hampshire (UNH) -owned conservation land. The discharge was 4.4 m3 s-1 at Site 1 and 5.7 m3 s -1 downstream at Site 2. Canopy coverage ranged from 8-25%. Canopy was dominated by Eastern Hemlock (79-84%). Much of the stream was strewn with large boulders and the substrate consisted of rocks of highly variable sizes ( 3-549 cm dia.). Specific conductivity (22.1-23.3 µS), pH (6.4) and temperature (7.9-8.3 °C) varied little between sites. Macro-invertebrate bio-indices indicated either excellent water quality with no apparent organic pollution (3.0/10) or good water quality with possible slight organic pollution (4.4/10).
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Kathleen, Kathleen B.; Skokan, Rachel D.; Rivers, David; Quinn, Patrick K.; Potter, Jody D.; Peter, Chris R.; Lund, Emily A.; Knox, Jessica L.; I., false Jorel Knobelman; Haney, James F.; Carlson, Sonya C.; Bradt, Shane R.; and Barry, Lisa M., "Aquatic biosurvey of the Lovell River on UNH land" (2003). Center for Freshwater Biology. 12.