Table Wq02: Chemical water quality summary for the Spring River Basin

Chemical water quality summary for the Spring River Basin.
PROPERTY NUMBER OF SAMPLES MAXIMUM MINIMUM MEAN
Spring River near Waco
Discharge 271 17,300 36 970
Specific conductance 271 544 92 317
pH 106 8.6 6.8 -
Temperature 262 30.5 0 14.9
Dissolved oxygen 269 17.6 2 8.8
Suspended solids 26 280 1 38
Fecal coliform 62 15,000 2 950
Calcium 247 73 14 53
Magnesium 247 10 0.9 3.8
Sodium 248 16 1.7 7.2
Potassium 248 7.1 0.9 2.6
Alkalinity 258 196 24 121
Sulfate 247 110 6.5 23
Chloride 172 21 2.3 10
Fluoride 122 1.2 - 0.17
Total nitrite plus nitrate 139 3.0 0.1 1.7
Total ammonia 129 3.1 - 0.12
Dissolved ammonia 31 1.8 0 0.08
Total phosphorus 165 1.3 0.02 0.21
Dissolved phosphorus 35 0.6 0 0.12
Total-recoverable cadmium 20 30 - 0.12
Dissolved cadmium 21 5 - 3.76
Dissolved chromium 32 39 - 8.07
Total-recoverable copper 20 13 - 5.34
Dissolved copper 50 160 - 14
Total-recoverable iron 20 8,000 4 1300
Dissolved iron 53 300 - 50.06
Total-recoverable lead 17 52 - 13.78
Dissolved lead 72 80 - 8.77
Total-recoverable manganese 19 170 20 83
Total-recoverable zinc 19 470 - 132.63
Dissolved zinc 82 2,400 0 90
Cow Creek near Weir, Kansas
Discharge 101 9,350 2.6 738
Specific conductance 92 1,620 135 856
pH 69 8.6 6.4 -
Temperature 82 30 0 14.3
Dissolved oxygen 46 12.8 1 6.4
Suspended solids - - - -
Fecal coliform - - - -
Calcium 38 160 18 83
Magnesium 38 81 6.0 42
Sodium 35 110 5.8 60
Potassium 35 14 3.1 7.5
Alkalinity 38 189 14 79
Sulfate 40 720 70 380
Chloride 40 96 4.0 38
Fluoride 39 1.0 0.2 0.6
Total nitrite plus nitrate - - - -
Total ammonia 32 13 0.19 3.3
Dissolved ammonia 17 11 0.28 3.2
Total phosphorus 31 7.6 0.02 1.1
Dissolved phosphorus - - - -
Total-recoverable cadmium - - - -
Dissolved cadmium - - - -
Dissolved chromium - - - -
Total-recoverable copper 49 40 - 12.17
Dissolved copper 48 20 - 10.68
Total-recoverable iron 49 16,000 360 3200
Dissolved iron 48 1,300 - 138.68
Total-recoverable lead 44 320 - 35.3
Dissolved lead 30 80 - 14.46
Total-recoverable manganese 49 7,000 310 2800
Total-recoverable zinc 49 370 - 103.38
Dissolved zinc 48 170 - 40.33
Brush Creek near Weir, Kansas
Discharge 38 153 0.12 16
Specific conductance 38 1,650 525 1080
pH 36 6.9 3.1 -
Temperature 38 26.5 0 14.3
Dissolved oxygen 33 12.8 3.5 8.1
Suspended solids - - - -
Fecal coliform - - - -
Calcium 34 170 52 100
Magnesium 34 68 20 46
Sodium 31 67 16 46
Potassium 31 10 3.8 6.0
Alkalinity 35 42 - 9.06
Sulfate 35 840 200 550
Chloride 34 16 8.0 11
Fluoride 34 0.9 0.2 0.6
Total nitrite plus nitrate 1 0.7 - -
Total ammonia 30 1.4 0.18 0.8
Dissolved ammonia 16 1.6 0.25 0.81
Total phosphorus 27 0.13 - 0.04
Dissolved phosphorus - - - -
Total-recoverable cadmium - - - -
Dissolved cadmium - - - -
Dissolved chromium - - - -
Total-recoverable copper - - - -
Dissolved copper - - - -
Total-recoverable iron 35 14,000 890 4100
Dissolved iron 36 14,000 10 3000
Total-recoverable lead 30 120 - 30.22
Dissolved lead 25 98 - 15.36
Total-recoverable manganese 36 7,200 910 3800
Total-recoverable zinc 36 800 30 260
Dissolved zinc 35 820 20 260
Center Creek near Carterville
Discharge 294 4,910 16 226
Specific conductance 294 910 111 385
pH 294 8.6 4.8 -
Temperature 294 29.5 0 15.4
Dissolved oxygen 278 15.0 3.8 8.4
Suspended solids 102 921 1 27
Fecal coliform 191 29,000 1 800
Calcium 191 110 17 58
Magnesium 190 15 0.7 3.7
Sodium 198 29 2.1 10
Potassium 192 4.6 0.2 1.8
Alkalinity 234 141 8 110
Sulfate 200 210 6.0 43
Chloride 200 28 2.3 9.6
Fluoride 199 40 0 6.1
Total nitrite plus nitrate 134 30 0.1 6.0
Total ammonia 157 22 0.01 1.9
Dissolved ammonia 56 8.5 0 2.2
Total phosphorus 183 3.0 0.02 0.27
Dissolved phosphorus 81 2.2 0 0.28
Total-recoverable cadmium 38 55 - 2.67
Dissolved cadmium 43 31 - 1.81
Dissolved chromium 75 60 - 11.32
Total-recoverable copper 38 14 - 5.84
Dissolved copper 109 270 - 21.92
Total-recoverable iron 37 4,300 10 530
Dissolved iron 107 360 - 37.95
Total-recoverable lead 50 730 - 27.09
Dissolved lead 149 390 - 12.22
Total-recoverable manganese 38 420 10 86
Total-recoverable zinc 50 610 20 89
Dissolved zinc 164 2,500 0 180
Center Creek near Smithfield
Discharge 309 7,540 18 313
Specific conductance 337 868 123 423
pH 172 8.6 6.6 -
Temperature 324 30.0 0 15.3
Dissolved oxygen 335 15.7 3.6 9.4
Suspended solids 121 328 1 16
Fecal coliform 158 11,000 2 450
Calcium 251 120 24 73
Magnesium 251 11 1.1 3.6
Sodium 251 33 2.2 9.5
Potassium 250 5.2 0.8 1.9
Alkalinity 339 168 26 113
Sulfate 250 250 5.0 67
Chloride 175 26 3.3 10
Fluoride 123 21 0 1.2
Total nitrite plus nitrate 236 22 0.2 5.7
Total ammonia 223 9.6 - 0.31
Dissolved ammonia 22 16 0 2.1
Total phosphorus 216 1.4 0.01 0.19
Dissolved phosphorus 35 1.3 0.04 0.24
Total-recoverable cadmium 52 92 - 5.85
Dissolved cadmium 54 10 - 1.89
Dissolved chromium 30 30 - 7.31
Total-recoverable copper 51 21 - 6.14
Dissolved copper 83 190 - 11.84
Total-recoverable iron 52 4,200 60 550
Dissolved iron 86 730 - 37.82
Total-recoverable lead 52 270 - 23.14
Dissolved lead 90 130 - 7.37
Total-recoverable manganese 50 800 20 89
Total-recoverable zinc 51 1,400 50 500
Dissolved zinc 94 1,900 7 480
Turkey Creek near Joplin
Discharge 330 955 3.0 42
Specific conductance 360 1,190 226 611
pH 193 8.5 6.7 -
Temperature 351 33 1 15.6
Dissolved oxygen 355 16.7 0.3 5.8
Suspended solids 34 55 1 11
Fecal coliform 115 1,000,000 2 22,000
Calcium 311 130 32 92
Magnesium 311 13 1.0 6.0
Sodium 311 65 4.7 27
Potassium 311 20 1.9 6.6
Alkalinity 313 222 54 151
Sulfate 338 220 27 120
Chloride 260 110 4.4 29
Fluoride 183 4 0 0.4
Total nitrite plus nitrate 148 7.8 0.1 1.8
Total ammonia 163 13 0 2.2
Dissolved ammonia 44 5.2 - 1.43
Total phosphorus 201 8.3 0.08 1.7
Dissolved phosphorus 70 6.6 0.15 1.6
Total-recoverable cadmium 1 7 - -
Dissolved cadmium - - - -
Dissolved chromium 70 130 - 9.66
Total-recoverable copper 1 11 - -
Dissolved copper 66 190 - 26.37
Total-recoverable iron 1 410 - -
Dissolved iron 70 330 - 98.03
Total-recoverable lead 2 27 12 -
Dissolved lead 99 350 - 14.5
Total-recoverable manganese 1 110 - -
Total-recoverable zinc 2 620 240 -
Dissolved zinc 112 1,300 0 440
Short Creek at Galena, Kansas
Discharge 14 800 0.98 70
Specific conductance 13 1,570 180 927
pH 13 7.2 5.0 -
Temperature 13 34.0 6.0 20.2
Dissolved oxygen 8 12.2 8.4 10.2
Suspended solids - - - -
Fecal coliform - - - -
Calcium 12 260 17 140
Magnesium 12 81 1.3 21
Sodium 11 27 3.0 17
Potassium 11 16 2.0 9.4
Alkalinity 14 44 4 17
Sulfate 14 830 43 420
Chloride 14 32 4.0 19
Fluoride 8 6.0 0.2 3.3
Total nitrite plus nitrate - - - -
Total ammonia 9 34 - 16.69
Dissolved ammonia 3 21 0.19 -
Total phosphorus 10 100 3.6 46
Dissolved phosphorus 10 100 3.6 46
Total-recoverable cadmium - - - -
Dissolved cadmium - - - -
Dissolved chromium - - - -
Total-recoverable copper - - - -
Dissolved copper 13 6,500 20 1,200
Total-recoverable iron 14 5,100 40 1,300
Dissolved iron 13 170 - 45.34
Total-recoverable lead 14 24,000 - 3,537.78
Dissolved lead - - - -
Total-recoverable manganese 14 4,900 620 2,400
Total-recoverable zinc 14 200,000 6,900 87,000
Dissolved zinc 13 200,000 1,800 85,000
Shoal Creek near Galena, Kansas
Discharge 181 3,860 45 454
Specific conductance 212 340 126 278
pH 45 8.9 7.4 -
Temperature 202 30.0 0 15.6
Dissolved oxygen 210 14.0 1.1 9.6
Suspended solids - - - -
Fecal coliform 32 29,000 1 1,000
Calcium 211 63 22 49
Magnesium 211 40 0.9 3.1
Sodium 211 10 1.8 5.6
Potassium 211 6.4 0.9 1.8
Alkalinity 211 174 45 119
Sulfate 211 50 - 11.28
Chloride 135 15 2.1 8.7
Fluoride 81 0.4 - 0.12
Total nitrite plus nitrate 116 3 0.1 1.7
Total ammonia 112 0.3 - 0.05
Dissolved ammonia 23 0.1 - 0.02
Total phosphorus - - - -
Dissolved phosphorus 1 50 - -
Total-recoverable cadmium 14 930 30 490
Dissolved cadmium 12 900 - 426.81
Dissolved chromium - - - -
Total-recoverable copper 14 6,700 60 1,400
Dissolved copper - - - -
Total-recoverable iron 7 240 90 160
Dissolved iron 41 70 - 23.9
Total-recoverable lead - - - -
Dissolved lead - - - -
Total-recoverable manganese 11 60 - 27.74
Total-recoverable zinc 7 300 60 110
Dissolved zinc 6 110 40 53
Spring River near Baxter Springs, Kansas
Discharge 283 29,400 69 1,950
Specific conductance 353 610 120 372
pH 200 8.5 6.6 -
Temperature 308 32.5 0 16.4
Dissolved oxygen 243 14.3 4.2 8.9
Suspended solids 35 227 3 40
Fecal coliform 52 11,000 1 780
Calcium 318 83 13 57
Magnesium 320 17 1.7 5.8
Sodium 319 27 3.1 10
Potassium 317 6.0 1.1 2.7
Alkalinity 350 164 24 103
Sulfate 350 170 17 60
Chloride 289 48 3.7 12
Fluoride 190 5.2 0 0.8
Total nitrite plus nitrate 116 8.9 0.1 2.6
Total ammonia 112 2.2 - 0.23
Dissolved ammonia 25 1.7 0 0.48
Total phosphorus 192 1.3 0.01 0.37
Dissolved phosphorus 34 0.9 0.01 0.33
Total-recoverable cadmium - - - -
Dissolved cadmium - - - -
Dissolved chromium - - - -
Total-recoverable copper - - - -
Dissolved copper - - - -
Total-recoverable iron 15 660 10 180
Dissolved iron 73 1,600 0 76
Total-recoverable lead - - - -
Dissolved lead - - - -
Total-recoverable manganese 23 260 0 130
Total-recoverable zinc 3 350 200 -
Dissolved zinc 6 610 80 310

Source: Davis and Schumacher (1992).

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