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Quality of water and time of travel in Bakers Creek near Clinton, Mississippi

Open-File Report 82-427

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Abstract

Although dissolved-oxygen concentrations remained below 5 milligrams per liter, the water quality in Bakers Creek improved in a 1.8 mile reach downstream of a (source of) wastewater outfall. The mean specific conductance decreased from 670 micromhos per centimeter to 306 micromhos per centimeter. The 5-day biochemical oxygen demand decreased from 19 to 2.8 milligrams per liter. The mean total nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations decreased from 10 to 7.1 milligrams per liter to 1.0 and 0.87 milligrams per liter, respectively. Maximum fecal coliform bacteria decreased from 7200 to 400 colonies per 100 milliliters. The concentrations of mercury (0.4 micrograms per liter), iron (3,400 micrograms per liter) and manganese (1,100 micrograms per liter) at the downstream site contained DDD (2.5 micrograms per kilogram), DDE (2.7 micrograms per kilogram), and DDT (.3 micrograms per kilogram). The average rate of travel through a 1.8-mile reach of Bakers Creek was 0.06 foot per second or 0.04 mile per hour. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Quality of water and time of travel in Bakers Creek near Clinton, Mississippi
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
82-427
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
37 p