Table Wq02: Water Quality Data for Middle Fabius River

Table Wq02:  Water Quality Data for Middle Fabius River

Summary of water quality data collected in the lower Middle Fabius river and Grassy Creek during 1975 and 1976 (from SCS 1977).
Parameter Middle Fabius (Range) Grassy Creek (Range)
Temperature (F) 52-81 48-77
Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L 02) 4.4-13.2 0.3-14.0
pH 6.8-7.7 6.5-8.0
Specific Conductance (mhos/cm) 24-870 295-825
Turbidity (JTU) 5-94 5-150
Total Alkalinity (mg/L CaCo3) 112-226 72-355
Hardness (mg/L CaCo3) 129-350 130-430
Total Soilds (mg/L) 173-1120 209-726
Dissolved Solids (mg/L) 2-414 185-585
Suspended Solids (mg/L) 5-870 1-277
Total Coliform (No./100 ml) 50-2100 150-88,00
Fecal Coliform (No./100 ml) 0-3400 0-8,700
Fecal Strep (No./100 ml) 130-3600 90-20,000
FC/FS 0.00-5.00 0.00-8.60
Total Phosphate (mg/L PO4-P) 0.09-1.60 0.00-9.70
Total Nitrogen (mg/L N) <0.21-4.70 0.50-34.00
Ammonia (mg/L NH3-N) 0.05-0.24 0.02-0.130
Nitrate (mg/L NO3-N) 0.00-2.07 0.05-1.33
Nitrite (mg/L NO2-N) <0.002-0.130 0.005-0.130
Kjeldahl Nitrogen (mg/L N) 0.16-2.50 0.31-2.60
Total Iron (g/L Fe) 180-3,640 500-7,300
Aldrin (ng/L) <0.5-11.5 <0.5-<2.2
Dieldrin (ng/L) 0.94-126 0.94-95
Endrin (ng/L) <0.25-<10 <0.25-<10
a-BHC (ng/L) 0.29-38.8 0.31-25.2
B-BHC (ng/L) <0.78-<3.0 <0.78-<3.0
Lindane, Y-BHC <0.5-48.4 <0.51-29
Total BHC Fraction (ng/L) <1.60-72.8 1.60-30.91

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