Denver's urban ground-water quality : nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds

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Title Denver's urban ground-water quality : nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds
Creator Bruce, Breton W.
Subject Water quality; Aquifers; Groundwater; Trace elements
Spatial Coverage South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.); Colorado Plateau
Description A recent study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) under the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program characterized the ground-water quality in a part of the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area. The study provides an assessment of water-quality conditions in an alluvial aquifer that drains into the South Platte River. Thirty wells randomly distributed in residential, commercial, and industrial land-use settings were sampled once in 1993 for a broad range of compounds. Nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds (VOC's), all of which are generally associated with human activities, frequently were detected in the urban wells sampled. Nutrients and VOC's occasionally exceeded drinking-water standards.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 1995
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://webserver.cr.usgs.gov/nawqa/splt/factsheets/FSBRUCE.html). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://webserver.cr.usgs.gov/nawqa/splt/factsheets/FSBRUCE.html
Source Bruce, Breton W., Denver's urban ground-water quality: nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds, Denver, ColoradoU.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 106-95, 2 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s69s1pzf
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145811
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s69s1pzf