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Quality of water and time of travel in Yockanookany River, Choctaw County, Mississippi

Open-File Report 80-770

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Abstract

An intensive water-quality study along a 3.3 mile reach of the Yockanookany River, Choctaw County, Miss., was conducted on August 29-31, 1978. Water-quality data were collected during a period of generally low streamflow and seasonally high air temperatures. The dissolved-solids concentrations were less than 50 milligrams per liter. In the water leaving the study reach, the ammonia nitrogen concentration ranged from 0.10 to 0.40 milligrams per liter and total phosphorus concentrations ranged from 0.14 to 0.43 milligrams per liter. The 5-day biochemical oxygen demand was generally less than 6.0 milligrams per liter and dissolved-oxygen concentrations ranged from 5.5 to 8.1 milligrams per liter. Fecal bacteria densities were high. Fecal streptococcal bacteria in the water leaving the study reach ranged from 460 to 13,000 colonies per 100 milliliters. The rate of solute travel was 0.15 miles per hour through the study reach. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality of water and time of travel in Yockanookany River, Choctaw County, Mississippi
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
80-770
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1980
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division,
Description:
iv, 37 p. ill., map ;28 cm.