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Methods for estimating concentrations and loads of selected constituents in tributaries to Lake Houston near Houston, Texas

Fact Sheet 2012-3026

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Abstract

Since December 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Houston, Texas, has been assessing the quality of the water flowing into Lake Houston. Continuous in-stream water-quality monitors measured streamflow and other physical water quality properties at stations in Spring Creek near Spring, Tex., and East Fork San Jacinto River near New Caney, Tex. Additionally, discrete water-quality samples were periodically collected on these tributaries and analyzed for selected constituents of concern. Data from the discrete water-quality samples collected during 2005-9, in conjunction with the real-time streamflow data and data from the continuous in-stream water-quality monitors, provided the basis for developing regression equations for the estimation of concentrations of water-quality constituents of these source watersheds to Lake Houston. The output of the regression equations are available through the interactive National Real-Time Water Quality Web site (http://nrtwq.usgs.gov).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Methods for estimating concentrations and loads of selected constituents in tributaries to Lake Houston near Houston, Texas
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2012-3026
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Time Range Start:
2005-12-01
Time Range End:
2009-12-31
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
City:
Houston;Spring;New Caney
Other Geospatial:
Lake Houston;Spring Creek;East Fork San Jacinto River
Projection:
Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale:
602933