Quality of Surface Water in Missouri, Water Year 2017

Data Series 1108
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 network of monitoring stations on streams and springs throughout Missouri known as the Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network. During water year 2017 (October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017), data presented in this report were collected at 72 stations: 70 Ambient Water-Quality Monitoring Network stations and 2 U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Quality Assessment Network stations. Among the 72 stations in this report, 4 stations have data presented from additional sampling performed in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Summaries of the concentrations of 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 selected pesticide compounds are presented. Most of the stations have been classified based on the physiographic province or primary land use in the watershed represented by the station. Some stations have been classified based on the unique hydrology of the waterbodies they monitor. A summary of hydrologic conditions in the State including peak streamflows, monthly mean streamflows, and 7-day low flows also are presented.

Suggested Citation

Barr, M.N., and Bartels, K.A., 2019, Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2017: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1108, 25 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1108.

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 Selected Constituents
  • Summary
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Quality of surface water in Missouri, water year 2017
Series title Data Series
Series number 1108
DOI 10.3133/ds1108
Year Published 2019
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Midwest Water Science Center
Description v, 24 p.
Country United States
State Missouri
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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