Methods for estimating concentrations and loads of selected constituents in tributaries to Lake Houston near Houston, Texas

Fact Sheet 2012-3026
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Abstract

Since December 2005, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the City of Houston, Texas, has been assessing the quality of the water flowing into Lake Houston. Continuous in-stream water-quality monitors measured streamflow and other physical water quality properties at stations in Spring Creek near Spring, Tex., and East Fork San Jacinto River near New Caney, Tex. Additionally, discrete water-quality samples were periodically collected on these tributaries and analyzed for selected constituents of concern. Data from the discrete water-quality samples collected during 2005-9, in conjunction with the real-time streamflow data and data from the continuous in-stream water-quality monitors, provided the basis for developing regression equations for the estimation of concentrations of water-quality constituents of these source watersheds to Lake Houston. The output of the regression equations are available through the interactive National Real-Time Water Quality Web site (http://nrtwq.usgs.gov).

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Methods for estimating concentrations and loads of selected constituents in tributaries to Lake Houston near Houston, Texas
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3026
DOI 10.3133/fs20123026
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description 4 p.
Time Range Start 2005-12-01
Time Range End 2009-12-31
Country United States
State Texas
City Houston, New Caney, Spring
Other Geospatial East Fork San Jacinto River, Lake Houston, Spring Creek,
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
Scale 602933
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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