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Acid Rain On Water The effects of acid rain are most clearly seen in the aquatic or water environments such as streams lakes and marshes Acid rain flows to streams lakes and marshes after falling on forests fields buildings and roads Acid rain also falls directly on aquatic habitats Most lakes and streams have a pH between 6 and 8 However some lakes are naturally acidic even without the effects of acid rain Lakes and streams become acidic pH value goes down when the water itself and its surrounding soil cannot buffer the acid rain enough to neutralize it In areas like the Northeastern United States where soil buffering is poor some lakes now have a pH value of less than 5 One of the most acidic lakes reported is Little Echo Pond in Franklin New York Little Echo Pond has a pH of 42 Lakes and streams in the western United States are usually not acidic Because of differences in emissions and wind patterns levels of acid deposition are generally lower in the western United States than in the eastern United States This chart shows that not all fish shellfish or their food insects can tolerate the same amount of acid Generally the young of most species are more sensitive than adults Frogs may tolerate relatively high levels of acidity but if they eat insects like the mayfly they may be affected because part of their food supply may disappear As lakes and streams become more acidic the numbers and types of fish and other aquatic plants and animals that live in these waters decrease Some types of plants and animals are able to tolerate acidic waters Others however are acid-sensitive and will be lost as the pH declines Some acid lakes have no fish At pH 5 most fish eggs cannot hatch At lower pH levels some adult fish die Toxic
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