Shallow ground-water quality in the Coastal Plain of Columbia, South Carolina, 1996

Fact Sheet 130-98
National Water-Quality Assessment Program
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Abstract

As part of the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) oversaw the installation of 30 shallow monitoring wells in the Columbia, South Carolina metropolitan area. The ground water sampled from these wells was used to study the recent effects of human activities on shallow ground water in an urban setting. Well locations were selected in residential and commercial areas constructed between 1960 and 1990 while all industrial and agricultural areas were avoided. Samples were collected and analyzed for major ions, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) dunng 1996. This report describes the results of this investigation of shallow ground-water quality.

Suggested Citation

Reuber, E.J., 1999, Shallow Ground-Water Quality in the Coastal Plain of Columbia, South Carolina, 1996: U. S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 1998–0130,
6 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs13098.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Description of Columbia Metropolitan Area
  • Why Is Ground-Water Quality Important?
  • Site Selection and Well Installation
  • Chemicals Detected in Shallow Ground Water
  • References
  • Acknowledgments

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Shallow ground-water quality in the Coastal Plain of Columbia, South Carolina, 1996
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 130-98
DOI 10.3133/fs13098
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) U.S. Geological Survey, South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State North Carolina, South Carolina