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Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015

November 14, 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, designed and operates a series of monitoring stations on streams and springs throughout Missouri known as the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. During water year 2015 (October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015), data were collected at 74 stations—72 Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network stations and 2 U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Quality Assessment Network stations. Dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, water temperature, suspended solids, suspended sediment, Escherichia coli bacteria, fecal coliform bacteria, dissolved nitrate plus nitrite as nitrogen, total phosphorus, dissolved and total recoverable lead and zinc, and select pesticide compound summaries are presented for 71 of these stations. The stations primarily have been classified into groups corresponding to the physiography of the State, primary land use, or unique station types. In addition, a summary of hydrologic conditions in the State including peak streamflows, monthly mean streamflows, and 7-day low flows is presented.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2016
Title Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015
DOI 10.3133/ds1023
Authors Miya N. Barr, David C. Heimann
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 1023
Index ID ds1023
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Missouri Water Science Center