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Quality of water in Luxapallia Creek at Columbus, Mississippi

Open-File Report 82-373

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Abstract

The results of a water quality study of a short reach of Luxapallila Creek at Columbus, Mississippi, during September 9-12, 1979, indicate that the water is colored (60 units) and has a low dissolved solids content (44 mg/L). The dissolved oxygen concentration, temperature, and pH of the water in Luxapallila Creek changed a slightly downstream through the study reach. The mean specific conductance almost doubled and the five-day biochemical oxygen demand load increased over four times through the study reach. The fecal coliform to fecal streptococcus ration of 3 to 5 samples collected at the downstream site was greater than 4.0, strongly suggesting the presence of human waste. The concentrations of iron and manganese at the downstream site exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 's criteria for domestic water supplies. High concentrations of iron, manganese, and lead also were present in a bottom material sample at the downstream site. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality of water in Luxapallia Creek at Columbus, Mississippi
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-373
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
38 p