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General surface- and ground-water quality in a coal-resource area near Durango, southwestern Colorado

Water-Resources Investigations Report 86-4073

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Abstract

A general description of surface and groundwater quality in a coal-resource area near Durango, southwestern Colorado is given. Dissolved-solids concentrations were less than 1,000 mg/l in streams, except in the Alkali Gulch, Basin Creek, and Carbon Junction Canyon drainage basins. Median concentrations of dissolved boron, iron, manganese, and zinc were less than 35 microg/l; median concentrations of dissolved lead and selenium were less than 1 microg/l. (USGS)

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
General surface- and ground-water quality in a coal-resource area near Durango, southwestern Colorado
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
86-4073
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
iv, 53 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.