how does the flow of acid rain water into a river makes the survival of aquatic life difficult?

Asked by  | 13th Jun, 2008, 02:14: PM

Expert Answer:

Both the lower pH and higher aluminum concentrations in surface water that occur as a result of acid rain can cause damage to fish and other aquatic animals. At pHs lower than 5 most fish eggs will not hatch and lower pHs can kill adult fish. As lakes become more acidic biodiversity is reduced. Acid rain has eliminated insect life and some fish species, including the brook trout in some Appalachian streams and creeks.

Answered by  | 20th Jun, 2008, 06:30: PM

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