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Water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren watershed, Iowa and Missouri

January 1, 1980

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.

Publication Year 1980
Title Water quality of Indian Creek-Van Buren watershed, Iowa and Missouri
DOI 10.3133/ofr80677
Authors Larry J. Slack, Mark G. Detroy
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 80-677
Index ID ofr80677
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Iowa Water Science Center