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A water-quality assessment of the Burnham Creek Watershed, Polk County, Minnesota

Open-File Report 75-647

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Abstract

A water-quality assessment of the Burnham Creek watershed, Polk County, Minn., was made in May 1975. Surface waters were calcium magnesium bicarbonate types with 0.11 mg/liter or less of nitrite plus nitrate nitrogen and 0.10 mg/liter or less of total phosphorous. Fecal coliform bacteria concentrations were between 3 and 720 colonies per 100 milliliters and fecal Streptococci concentrations ranged between 19 and 1600 colonies per 100 milliliters. Pesticide concentrations were low in the stream bottom materials, but an increasing trend was apparent in the downstream direction. The benthic community was dominated by blackfly larvae. (Woodard-USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A water-quality assessment of the Burnham Creek Watershed, Polk County, Minnesota
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
75-647
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1975
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
15 leaves :ill., map ;29 cm.