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Water resources of Monroe County, New York, water years 1994-96, with emphasis on water quality in the Irondequoit Creek basin; atmospheric deposition, ground water, streamflow, trends in water quality, and chemical loads to Irondequoit Bay

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Sherwood, D.A., 2001, Water resources of Monroe County, New York, water years 1994-96, with emphasis on water quality in the Irondequoit Creek basin; atmospheric deposition, ground water, streamflow, trends in water quality, and chemical loads to Irondequoit Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 2000–4201, 39 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/wri004201.

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Irondequoit Creek drains 169 square miles in the eastern part of Monroe County. Nutrients transported by Irondequoit Creek to Irondequoit Bay on Lake Ontario have contributed to the eutrophication of the Bay. Sewage-treatment-plant effluent, a major source of nutrients to the creek and its tributaries, was eliminated from the basin in 1979 by diversion to a regional wastewater-treatment facility, but sediment and contaminants from nonpoint sources continue to enter the creek and Irondequoit Bay.This report analyzes data from five surface-water monitoring sites in the Irondequoit Creek basin. Irondequoit Creek at Railroad Mills, East Branch Allen Creek at Pittsford, Allen Creek near Rochester, Irondequoit Creek at Blossom Road, and [...]

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tableOfContents<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>Introduction</li><li>Atmospheric deposition</li><li>Ground water</li><li>Surface water</li><li>Summary and conclusions</li><li>References cited</li></ul>
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