Quality of surface water in Missouri, Water Year 2016

Data Series 1086
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 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016), data presented in this report were collected at 71 stations: 69 Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network stations and 2 U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Quality Assessment Network stations. Among the 71 stations in this report, 4 stations have data presented for additional cooperative efforts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 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 these 71 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 Bartels, K.A., 2018, Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1086, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1086.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network
  • Laboratory Reporting Conventions
  • Surface Water-Quality 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 2016
Series title Data Series
Series number 1086
DOI 10.3133/ds1086
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Midwest Water Science Center
Description v, 25 p.
Country United States
State Missouri
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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