Table Wq01: Selected water-quality data for the Nodaway River near Graham, MO

Table Wq01: Selected water-quality data for the Nodaway River near Graham, MO at gauge station 06817700, water years 1993 and 1996 (USGS 1994, USGS 1997, Missouri Code of State Regulations 10 CSR 20.7).
Parameter State Standard Water Year Water Year
I, III, VI , or VII 1993 1996
Temperature (degrees C) I, 32 degrees max. 0.0-27.0 0.5-27.0
Specific Conductance (us/cm) 154-435 216-580
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/l) I, 5 6.0-14.3 6.7-18.6
Coliform, fecal (Cols./100 ml) VII, 200-storm runoff K150-K56,000 K24-K26,000
Streptococci, fecal (Cols./100 ml) K110-K49,000 27-46,000
Total hardness (mg/l) CaCO3 61-180 130-190
Nitrogen, total ammonia + organic (mg/l as N) I, dependent on pH and temp. 0.34-11.0 0.45-5.0
Phosphorus, total (mg/l as P) 0.14-1.2 <0.02-1.50
Manganese, dissolved (ug/l as Mn) III, 50 VII, 50 9-22 0.60-220
Iron, dissolved (mg/l as Fe) I, 1,000 III, 300 VII, 300 12-400 5-24

K: Non-ideal count of colonies (e.g., sample was not diluted enough, colonies merged)

I: Protection of aquatic life

III: Drinking water supply

VI: Whole body-contact recreation

VII: Groundwater

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