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Shallow Ground-Water Quality in the Coastal Plain of Columbia, South Carolina, 1996

Fact Sheet 130-98

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Abstract

As part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) oversaw the installation of 30 shallow monitoring wells in the Columbia, South Carolina metropolitan area. The ground water sampled from these wells was used to study the recent effects of human activities on shallow ground water in an urban setting. Well locations were selected in residential and commercial areas constructed between 1960 and 1990 while all industrial and agricultural areas were avoided. Samples were collected and analyzed for major ions, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) dunng 1996. This report describes the results of this investigation of shallow ground-water quality.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Shallow Ground-Water Quality in the Coastal Plain of Columbia, South Carolina, 1996
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
130-98
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
6 p.