Are the aquatic systems being affected by acid rain?

Of course they are. Everything in the environment is affected, actually. But focusing in on the aquatic systems I could give you more information. First of all they are GREATLY affected! The acid rain raises the pH levels of the water. As this happens it kills off many species of aquatic life. The first to go are normally the craw fish and clam species, then most fish die off. Depending on how quickly the acid rain gets to the aquatic system, some species may be capable of actually adapting to the rain acidic water. When it comes to humans, the aquatic systems that are affected WILL affect us! We have to drink that water sooner or later! I understand it's put through filters and cleaned but the acidic water will still affect us.