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Table Wq01: Selected Water Quality Data or the Chariton River Near Prairie Hill

Table Wq01: Selected Water Quality Data or the Chariton River Near Prairie Hill

At gage station 06905500 during water years 1986 and 1993. Protection Class Codes: I = Aquatic Life; III = Drinking Water Supply; VI = Whole-Body-Contact Recreation; VII = Ground Water.
Parameter State Standard Water Year
  I III VI VII 1986 1993
Temperature (FE) 90E max       32-79 32-78
Specific Conductance (:mhos/cm)         190-389 144-345a
pH   6.5 - 9.0     7.3-8.1 7.4-8.0
Turbidity (NTU)         37-430 -
Oxygen, Dissolved (mg/L) 5       6.3-15.6 4.7-15.6
Coliform, Fecal (cols/100ml)       200 non-storm runnoff 34-11,000b 34-14,000b
Streptococci, Fecal (cols/100ml)         24-20,000b 36-25,000b
Total Hardness (mg/L CaCO3)         91-200 61-140
Alkalinity, Total (mg/L as CaCO3)         73-130 58-116
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) Depends on temp & pH       0.04-0.28 0.02-0.11
Phosphorus, Total (mg/L as P)         0.14-0.39 0.09-0.62
Manganese, Dissolved (:g/L as Mn)   50   50 <1-80 3-80
Iron, Dissolved (:g/L as Fe) 1,000 300   300 7-2,900 78-190
Sulfate, Dissolved (mg/L as SO4)   20% increase from background levels     23-77 11-43
Atrazine, Dissolved (:g/L)   3   3 - 0.16-0.49
a Laboratory value replacing missing field value b Non-ideal count of colonies (e.g., sample was not diluted enough, colonies merged)

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