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Effects of land use on water quality of the Fountain Creek alluvial aquifer, east-central Colorado

Water Supply Paper 2381-D

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Abstract

Water-quality data were collected from the Fountain Creek alluvial aquifer in 1988 and 1989 as part of the Toxic-Waste Ground-Water Contamination Program. These data indicate that dissolved solids, most major ions, fluoride, ammonium, boron, lithium, selenium, and strontium were more concentrated in the agricultural land-use area than in the upgradient urban land-use area. Nitrate and phosphate had significantly larger concentrations, and volatile organic compounds had significantly greater detection frequencies in the urban land-use area.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effects of land use on water quality of the Fountain Creek alluvial aquifer, east-central Colorado
Series title:
Water Supply Paper
Series number:
2381
Chapter:
D
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1996
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ; U.S. G.P.O. ; For sale by USGS Map Distribution,
Description:
vii, 99 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.; 1 plate in pocket