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Water-quality assessment of the largely urban blue river basin, Metropolitan Kansas City, USA, 1998 to 2007

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DOI: 10.1061/41036(342)461

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Abstract

From 1998 through 2007, over 750 surface-water or bed-sediment samples in the Blue River Basin - a largely urban basin in metropolitan Kansas City - were analyzed for more than 100 anthropogenic compounds. Compounds analyzed included nutrients, fecal-indicator bacteria, suspended sediment, pharmaceuticals and personal care products. Non-point source runoff, hydrologic alterations, and numerous waste-water discharge points resulted in the routine detection of complex mixtures of anthropogenic compounds in samples from basin stream sites. Temporal and spatial variations in concentrations and loads of nutrients, pharmaceuticals, and organic wastewater compounds were observed, primarily related to a site's proximity to point-source discharges and stream-flow dynamics. ?? 2009 ASCE.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Water-quality assessment of the largely urban blue river basin, Metropolitan Kansas City, USA, 1998 to 2007
ISBN:
9780784410363
DOI:
10.1061/41036(342)461
Volume
342
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
First page:
4590
Last page:
4598
Number of Pages:
9
Conference Title:
World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2009: Great Rivers
Conference Location:
Kansas City, MO
Conference Date:
17 May 2009 through 21 May 2009