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Effect of ground-water/surface-water interactions on nitrate concentrations in discharge from the South Platte River alluvial aquifer, Colorado

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Abstract

Concentrations of dissolved nitrate in recharge-area water from a 200-km2 segment of the South Platte River alluvial aquifer near Greeley, Colorado, range from less than 0.1 to 58 mg/l as nitrogen, and the median concentration is 26 mg/l as nitrogen. Hydraulic-head data indicate that this nitrate-enriched ground water move toward the South Platte River. However, the median concentration of nitrate in ground water from the discharge area is only about 9 mg/l as nitrogen. Moreover, measurements of dissolved oxygen, nitrogen gas, nitrate, and nitrate-nitrogen isotope ratios are then taken, and comparison between chloride and silica concentrations in river and ground waters are also made.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Effect of ground-water/surface-water interactions on nitrate concentrations in discharge from the South Platte River alluvial aquifer, Colorado
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
ASCE
Publisher location:
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
International Symposium on Groundwater Management - Proceedings
First page:
156
Last page:
158
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Groundwater Management
Conference Location:
San Antonio, TX, USA
Conference Date:
14 August 1995 through 16 August 1995