Generally, the water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren watershed is suitable as a source of Municipal, industrial and agricultural water supply and for fish and wildlife. This suitability is based upon comparisons of the existing water quality of Indian Creek to Federal and State water quality standards and criteria developed for the protection of water sources and the fish and wildlife that inhabit these waters. The water in the basin is a calcium-magnesium-bicarbonate type that is low in dissolved solids. Concentrations of nutrients and metals, except iron, are low. Two pesticides, diazinon and dieldrin were detected in trace aMounts within the stream. Variations in water quality were evident from station to station and from season to season. Water quality was more homogeneous during the period of high flow and generally poorest during the period of least flow.
|Title||Water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren watershed, Iowa and Missouri|
|Authors||Larry J. Slack, Mark G. Detroy|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Open-File Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Iowa Water Science Center|