Table Wq03: Selected water quality data
|Parameter||State Standard||Water Year|
|Specific Conductance (us/cm3)||-||-||-||-||268-395||191-349|
|Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L)||5.0||-||-||-||7.3-9.7||8.4-11.6|
|Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)||-||-||200||-||14-62||2-2300|
|Streptococci, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)||-||-||-||-||32-430||30-k13005|
|Alkalinity1 (mg/L as CaCO3)||-||-||-||-||128-190||94-174|
|Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N)||1.17-1.752||-||-||-||0.01-0.07||0.01-0.05|
|Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)||-||-||-||-||0.01-0.29||0.02-0.07|
|Manganese, dissolved (ug/L as Mn)||-||50||-||50||30-40||2-8|
|Fluoride, dissolved (mg/L as F)||-||4||-||4||0.10||0.10|
|Iron, dissolved (ug/L as Fe)||1000||300||-||300||20-110||3-10|
I Protection of aquatic life
III Drinking water supply
V Livestock and Wildlife Watering
VI Whole-body-contact recreation
VII Groundwaterk Non-ideal count of colonies (too large a sample, colonies merged)
1 State standard for alkalinity currently unavailable. The Environmental Protection Agency currently recommends a minimum of 20.0 mg/L (USEPA 1999.
2 Based on minimum chronic and acute standards for limited warm-water fishery. Levels are pH and temperature dependent. For specific criteria at varying pH and temperatures consult Table B of the Rules of the Department of Natural Resources Division 20-Clean Water Commission Chapter 7-Water Quality.
3 State standard for phosphorus is currently unavailable. The Environmental Protection Agency currently recommends a maximum of 0.1mg/L for rivers (Christensen and Pope 1997).