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Water quality and streamflow data for the West Fork Trinity River in Forth Worth, Texas

Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4330

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Abstract

Water-quality data were collected on a 13.6-mile reach of the West Fork Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas to test a dynamic Lagrangian model. Flow was steady. Loads of dissolved constituents varied with time at the beginning of the study reach and in the reach, primarily because of photosynthesis. River quality was fairly good despite low dissolved oxygen measured in the headwaters and the significant sewage load from the tributaries. Diel and longitudinal trends were defined by sampling at fixed sites and by following dyed parcels of water. Nitrification, deoxygenation, reaeration, and photosynthesis affected the dissolved oxygen balance. Independent estimates of some of the rate coefficients were 0.1 to 0.2, 0.8, and 0 to 3.6 , all per day, for deoxygenation, nitrification, and reaeration, respectively. (USGS)

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water quality and streamflow data for the West Fork Trinity River in Forth Worth, Texas
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
84-4330
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1985
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey-WRD,
Description:
ix, 101 p. :ill. ;28 cm.