Water quality and trophic status of Fort Cobb Reservoir, southwestern Oklahoma, 2016: Chapter 8 in Assessment of conservation practices in the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed, southwestern Oklahoma

Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5257- 8
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Abstract

Eutrophication of reservoirs frequently occurs because of excessive nutrient inputs caused by anthropogenic activities, including row-crop agriculture. The trophic status of Fort Cobb Reservoir, Oklahoma, was assessed in April, July, and September 2006. The Fort Cobb Reservoir was highly eutrophic, with the greatest concentrations of nutrients and chlorophyll-a being measured in the upper reaches of the reservoir. Water quality generally improved toward the dam, but remained eutrophic. Analysis of vertical water-quality profiles indicated that the Fort Cobb Reservoir was well mixed, with little thermal stratification. Comparison of these data to nutrient-loading data indicated that nutrients were primarily delivered during peak storms along with large sediment loads.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water quality and trophic status of Fort Cobb Reservoir, southwestern Oklahoma, 2016: Chapter 8 in Assessment of conservation practices in the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed, southwestern Oklahoma
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2010-5257
Chapter 8
DOI 10.3133/sir201052578
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.s. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description v, 18 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Assessment of conservation practices in the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed, southwestern Oklahoma (Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5257)
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Other Geospatial Fort Cobb Reservoir
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