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Assessment of Chemical Input into the Drainage Network from Karelian River Basins

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Outflow of chemical substances from the catchment area of the Karelian drainage network is discussed using hydrochemical data obtained in more than 80 rivers of Karelia over the period of many years. Weighted average characteristics of river water composition were found for ten large basins and for the entire region. Specific outflow was defined and its value was compared with atmospheric chemical precipitation; the difference made it possible to reveal the real input of chemicals from the catchment areas of Karelia.

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Translated from Vodnye Resursy, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2005, pp. 584–588.

Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Lozovik, Basov, Litvinenko.

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Lozovik, P.A., Basov, M.I. & Litvinenko, A.V. Assessment of Chemical Input into the Drainage Network from Karelian River Basins. Water Resour 32, 532–536 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11268-005-0067-3

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Keywords

  • Precipitation
  • Waste Water
  • River Basin
  • Water Management
  • Water Pollution