Water quality in the eastern Iowa basins, Iowa and Minnesota, 1996-98

Circular 1210
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Abstract

The water quality in rivers and streams and in selected aquifers in eastern Iowa and part of southern Minnesota is described and illustrated. Major ions, nitrogen and other nutrients, and pesticides and some of their breakdown compounds were analyzed in both surface and ground water. Biological communities that included fish, invertebrates, and algae, were described in relation to stream water quality. Volatile organic compounds that originate from fuels, solvent, and industry were analyzed from ground-water samples. Agricultural and urban land-use effects on shallow ground-water compared and contrasted.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water quality in the eastern Iowa basins, Iowa and Minnesota, 1996-98
Series title Circular
Series number 1210
DOI 10.3133/cir1210
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Iowa Water Science Center
Description iv, 37 p.
Country United States
State Iowa, Minnesota
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N