acid shock

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A sudden increase in the level of acidity of surface waters (lakes, streams, and rivers) in mid‐latitude areas, caused by the melting in spring of snow that has accumulated through the winter, and stored dry fallout of acidic precipitation. An acid shock can cause significant damage to freshwater species and habitats. Also known as acid surge.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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