Water-quality data and Escherichia coli predictions for selected karst catchments of the upper Duck River watershed in central Tennessee, 2007–10

Data Series 1003
Prepared in cooperation with the Tennessee Duck River Development Agency
By: , and 

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Tennessee Duck River Development Agency, monitored water quality at several locations in the upper Duck River watershed between October 2007 and September 2010. Discrete water samples collected at 24 sites in the watershed were analyzed for water quality, and Escherichia coli (E. coli) and enterococci concentrations. Additional analyses, including the determination of anthropogenic-organic compounds, bacterial concentration of resuspended sediment, and bacterial-source tracking, were performed at a subset of sites. Continuous monitoring of streamflow, turbidity, and specific conductance was conducted at seven sites; a subset of sites also was monitored for water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentration. Multiple-regression models were developed to predict instantaneous E. coli concentrations and loads at sites with continuous monitoring. This data collection effort, along with the E. coli models and predictions, support analyses of the relations among land use, bacteria source and transport, and basin hydrology in the upper Duck River watershed.

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Jennifer, Farmer, James, and Layton, Alice, 2016, Water-quality data and Escherichia coli predictions for selected karst catchments of the upper Duck River watershed in central Tennessee, 2007–10: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1003, 17 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1003.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Water-Quality Data Collection
  • Escherichia coli Concentration and Load Predictions
  • Data Files
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water-quality data and Escherichia coli predictions for selected karst catchments of the upper Duck River watershed in central Tennessee, 2007–10
Series title Data Series
Series number 1003
DOI 10.3133/ds1003
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
Description Report: v, 17 p.; Data Release
Time Range Start 2007-10-01
Country United States
State Tennessee
Other Geospatial Duck River Watershed
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N