Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015

Data Series 1023
Prepared in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
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The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, designed and operates a series of monitoring stations on streams and springs throughout Missouri known as the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. During water year 2015 (October 1, 2014, through September 30, 2015), data were collected at 74 stations—72 Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network stations and 2 U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Quality Assessment Network stations. Dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, water temperature, suspended solids, suspended sediment, Escherichia coli bacteria, fecal coliform bacteria, dissolved nitrate plus nitrite as nitrogen, total phosphorus, dissolved and total recoverable lead and zinc, and select pesticide compound summaries are presented for 71 of these stations. The stations primarily have been classified into groups corresponding to the physiography of the State, primary land use, or unique station types. In addition, a summary of hydrologic conditions in the State including peak streamflows, monthly mean streamflows, and 7-day low flows is presented.

Suggested Citation

Barr, M.N., and Heimann, D.C., 2016, Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1023, 22 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1023.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network
  • Laboratory Reporting Conventions
  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Station Classification for Data Analysis
  • Hydrologic Conditions
  • Distribution, Concentration, and Detection Frequency of Select Constituents
  • Summary
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2015
Series title Data Series
Series number 1023
DOI 10.3133/ds1023
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Missouri Water Science Center
Description v, 22 p.
Country United States
State Missouri
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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