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Effect of treated effluent diversion on Yahara River flow, Wisconsin

Open-File Report 66-157

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Abstract

Before December 1958 the treated sewage effluent from the Madison, Wisconsin, metropolitan area was discharged into the Yahara River at the north end of Lake Waubesa, which is upstream from the USGS gaging station on the Yahara River near McFarland, Wis. Since December 1958 the effluent has been diverted southward from the sewage treatment plant into Badfish Creek and enters the lower reach of Yahara River, thus byrpassing the gaging station. The purpose of this report is to demonstrate the effect that this diversion seems to have on the flow of the Yahara River near McFarland. Indirectly, it also demonstrates the effect on streamflow of withdrawing ground water for use in the Madison metropolitan area since the treated effluent is primarily the major portion of the used ground water.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Effect of treated effluent diversion on Yahara River flow, Wisconsin
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
66-157
Year Published:
1966
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Wisconsin Water Science Center
Description:
23 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Wisconsin
Other Geospatial:
Yahara River
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