Using Dye-Tracing and Chemical Analyses to Determine Effects of a Wastewater Discharge to Jam Up Creek on Water Quality of Big Spring, Southeastern Missouri, 2001

Fact Sheet 103-02
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Abstract

On July 5, 2001, approximately 50,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater was accidentally discharged from the Mountain View wastewater-treatment plant in Howell County, Missouri, into nearby Jam Up Creek. The creek is a tributary of the Jacks Fork, a recreational stream administered by the National Park Service (NPS) as part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southeastern Missouri.

Suggested Citation

Imes, J.L., and Fredrick, B.S., 2001, Using dye-tracing and chemical analyses to determine effects of a wastewater discharge to Jam Up Creek on water quality of Big Spring, southeastern Missouri, 2001: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 103–02, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs10302.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Dye Injection at Jam Up Creek and Recovery Procedures
  • Dye-Detection Methods
  • Detection of Dye at Monitored Sites
  • Quantification of Recovered Dye at Big Spring
  • Effect of Wastewater on Water Quality at Big Spring
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Using dye-tracing and chemical analyses to determine effects of a wastewater discharge to Jam Up Creek on water quality of Big Spring, southeastern Missouri, 2001
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 103-02
DOI 10.3133/fs10302
Year Published 2002
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Missouri Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
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