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Water quality of Lake Arlington on Village Creek, north-central Texas; 1973 to 1981

Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4196

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Abstract

Water in Lake Arlington on Village Creek in north-central Texas had volume-weighted average concentrations well below secondary maximum contaminant levels for drinking water for dissolved solids, dissolved chloride, and dissolved sulfate. The water was moderately hard. Thermal stratification in Lake Arlington usually begins during March or April and persists until October. Thermal stratification has resulted in significant seasonal and areal variations in the concentration of dissolved oxygen, dissolved iron, dissolved manganese, total inorganic nitrogen, and total phosphorus. Even through heated effluent from an electrical generating plant is returned to the reservoir at site C sub C and cause an elevation of water temperature, average dissolved oxygen levels at this site are not significantly different from levels at other sites. Dissolved iron and dissolved manganese were maximum during summer stagnation at site A sub C, a deep site near Arlington Dam. The concentrations of dissolved iron and dissolved manganese in water throughout the reservoir during winter circulation and in water near the reservoir surface during summer stagnation were quite low (less than 50 micrograms per liter). (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water quality of Lake Arlington on Village Creek, north-central Texas; 1973 to 1981
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
83-4196
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
vi, 126 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.