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Guidelines for collection and field analysis of water-quality samples from streams in Texas

Open-File Report 90-127

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Abstract

This manual provides standardized guidelines and quality-control procedures for the collection and preservation of water-quality samples and defines procedures for making field analyses of unstable constituents or properties.

Descriptions and procedures are given for several methods of sampling for which a variety of samplers may be used. Sample-processing devices such as sample churns and filtration apparatus are discussed along with methods of cleaning.

Analyses for unstable constituents or properties are by necessity performed in the field. This manual addresses analytical techniques and quality assurance for: (1) Water temperature; (2) specific conductance; (3) pH; (4) alkalinity; (5) dissolved oxygen; and (6) bacteria.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Guidelines for collection and field analysis of water-quality samples from streams in Texas
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
90-127
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Austin, TX
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
vi, 79 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N