Practical Guide to Managing Acidic Surface Waters and Their Fisheries explains how to manage acidic surface waters to preserve or restore fisheries. The work gives readers the basic tools to carry out a variety of surface water management activities. Topics include biological productivity and recovery, costs of liming, fish stocking, lake liming techniques, nutrients, regulations and permits, sampling, stream liming techniques, water quality analysis, and watershed liming techniques. The book will be a useful reference for fishing club managers, state and local government personnel, lake association managers, and others responsible for maintaining lakes and streams that may be affected by acidity from any source.
Introduction. Establishing Needs and Feasibilities in Surface Water Liming. Setting Reasonable Fishery and Water Quality Management Goals. Obtaining Legal Permits. Obtaining and Applying Limestone. Extra help for the habitat and the Fisheries. Evaluating the Success of Liming. Physical, Chemical, and Biological Responses to Surface Water Liming. Case Studies. References. Appendices. Glossary. Index.