Nutrients in the South Platte River, 1993-95

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Title Nutrients in the South Platte River, 1993-95
Creator Litke, David W.
Subject Water quality; Trace elements -- Analysis
Spatial Coverage South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.); Nebraska; Colorado
Description The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of its National Water Quality Assessment (NAWQA) program has been collecting and analyzing water samples from streams in the South Platte River Basin in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming to characterize the water-quality conditions within the basin. Nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus compounds) have been a focus of this sampling effort because of their potential effects on the use of the water. Water samples were collected at sites along the South Platte River during different seasons. Preliminary findings indicated that nutrient concentrations in the South Platte River do not exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) drinking-water standards, but nutrient concentrations do occur at high enough levels to accelerate growth of algae and other aquatic plants.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 1995
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website ( Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Source Litke, David W., Nutrients in the South Platte River, 1993-95, Denver, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-105-95, 2p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6tq60f9
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1145807
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