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Table Wq01: Selected water-quality for the Platte River at Sharps Station, MO

Table Wq01: Selected water-quality for the Platte River at Sharps Station, MO at gage station 06821190, water years 1986 and 1994 (USGS 1987; USGS 1994; Missouri Code of State Regulations 10 CSR 20.7).
Parameter State Standard Water Year Water Year
I III VI VII 1986 1994
Temperature (Deg. F) 90 deg max 33.8-80.6 45.5-82.4
Specific Conductance (us/cm) 137-394 307-406
Turbidity (NTU) 8.1-750 33-63
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/l) 5 5.1-15.6 7.0-13.7
Coliform, fecal (Cols./100ml) 200-storm runoff 600K-23,000 44-410K
Streptococci,fecal (Cols./100ml) 3200K-35000 52-2300K
Total hardness (mg/l) CACO3 54-190 130-180
Nitogen,total ammonia + organic (mg/l as N) dependent on pH and temp. 0.70-2.1 1.2-4.6
Phosphorus,total (mg/l as P) 0.090-0.550 0.200-0.300
Manganese,dissolved (ug/l as Mn) 50 50 170-440 54-190
Iron,dissolved (mg/l as Fe) 1,000 300 300 18-100 6-18

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

Key Messages: 

Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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