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Nitrate concentrations and potential sources in the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards aquifer and its contributing zone, Central Texas

The area contributing recharge to this aquifer is undergoing rapid growth, generating more wastewater. We found that nitrate, a major component of wastewater and a nutrient that can degrade water quality, has increased in the creeks in this area.

by Mahler, Barbara J.; Musgrove, MaryLynn; and Herrington, Chris
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011-3035
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Hydrology, Land use change, Nutrient content (water), Oxygen isotope analysis, Surface water quality, Waste treatment and disposal, Water chemistry, Springs (hydrographic)
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Hays, Travis

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