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Selected hydrologic data for farmland treated with sewage sludge near Platteville, Colorado, 1985-91

Open-File Report 91-529

Prepared in cooperation with the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, studied the ground-water-quality effects of the application of anaerobic digested municipal sewage sludge at agronomic rates to farmland near Platteville. Beginning in the fall of 1985, the sludge was injected annually into the sandy farmland in a 1-square-mile area. Generally, water-quality samples were collected from observation wells two or three times during each irrigation season from 1985 through 1990 and once each winter or late spring from 1987 through early 1991.

Water levels were measured, and water-quality, soil and soil-moisture samples, and precipitation data were collected at selected sites throughout the study area. This report presents the data collected during 1985-91 from observation wells, irrigation wells, domestic wells, and other selected sites in the study area.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected hydrologic data for farmland treated with sewage sludge near Platteville, Colorado, 1985-91
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
91-529
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iv, 120 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado