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Chemical analyses of surface waters in Oklahoma, September - December, 1944

Open-File Report 45-111

Prepared in cooperation with the Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board and with the Oklahoma A. & M. College Engineering Experiment Station and Department of Chemistry
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Abstract

A preliminary survey of the industrial quality of surface waters in Oklahoma was started in August, 1944, by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Oklahoma Resources and Planning Board, with the Oklahoma A. & M. College, Engineering Experiment Station and Department of Chemistry. From September to December, 1944, three hundred and fifteen samples were obtained at eighty-four points where gages are maintained for measurement of discharge. Daily samples were collected at six stations, namely:


Illinois River near Gore, Oklahoma
Cimarron River near Oilton, Oklahoma
Canadian River near Whitefield, Oklahoma
Washita River near Durwood, Oklahoma
Red River near Gainesville, Texas
Red River at Denison Dam, Texas


Sport samples were collected at the remainder of the stations. The analyses of the spot samples were made largely in a laboratory provided by the Oklahoma A. & M. College, under the supervision of Dr. O.M. Smith, Head, Department of Chemistry; Dr. S.R. Wood, Associate Professor of Chemistry; and W.W. Hastings, U.S. Geological Survey. The daily samples were analyzed in the water resources laboratory of the Geological Survey at Austin, Texas. These data have been summarized in a report to the Oklahoma Planning and Resources Board prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey, March 1, 1945.


The streams of Oklahoma are classified into two major drainage basins: the Arkansas River and the Red River and their tributaries. The attached analyses are arranged in geographical order for their respective drainage basins, with records listed in downstream order for stations on the main stem first, followed by the analyses for the tributaries. When available, the mean daily discharge is given for the analyses.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemical analyses of surface waters in Oklahoma, September - December, 1944
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
45-111
Year Published:
1945
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Austin, TX
Description:
51 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Oklahoma;Texas