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Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2020

April 6, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, monitors stations designed for the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network, a collection of stations that monitor streams and springs in Missouri. During water year 2020 (October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2020), the U.S. Geological Survey collected water-quality data at 72 stations: 70 Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring stations and 2 U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Network stations. Among the stations in this report, four stations have data from additional sampling completed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Water-quality analyses are provided for 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 selected pesticide compounds. Monitoring stations have been classified based on the physiographic province or primary land use in the watershed or based on the unique hydrologic characteristics of the waterbodies (springs, large rivers) monitored. A summary of hydrologic conditions including peak streamflows, monthly mean streamflows, and 7-day low flows also are provided for representative streamgages in the State.

Publication Year 2022
Title Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2020
DOI 10.3133/dr1153
Authors Camille E. Buckley
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Report
Series Number 1153
Index ID dr1153
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Midwest Water Science Center