It's not just how high; it's how clean: Sampling the spring 2001 flood in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Watershed Events
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Abstract

Floods can cause water-quality problems because of the large amounts of contaminants (sediment, nutrients, pesticides, and bacteria) that can be transported by floodwaters. during the flood on the Upper Mississippi River in 2001, water-quality and water-quality data were collected during near-record streamflow. This is the first time that samples for determining organic wastewater contaminants (pharmaceuticals, hormones, and industrial/household use compounds) and pesticide degradates have been collected during a flood of this magnitude.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title It's not just how high; it's how clean: Sampling the spring 2001 flood in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
Series title Watershed Events
Volume 1-001
Issue Summer
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Watershed Events
First page 3
Last page 4
Country United States
State Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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