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Streamflow and total phosphorus and orthophosphate data for samples collected in and near the Assabet River, Massachusetts, October 2008 through April 2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2008-10-01
End Date
2014-04-28

Citation

Savoie, J.G., 2016, Streamflow and total phosphorus and orthophosphate data for samples collected in and near the Assabet River, Massachusetts, October 2008 through April 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F72R3PR3.

Summary

Streamflow and phosphorus concentrations were monitored in the Assabet River in central Massachusetts in order to evaluate concentrations and loads in the river before, during, and after changes in the amount of total phosphorus that was discharged to the river from three wastewater-treatment plants. At four locations the U.S. Geological Survey collected weekly flow-proportional, composite samples of water from the Assabet River for analysis of concentrations of total phosphorus and orthophosphate. Streamflow and concentration data were used to estimate total phosphorus and orthophosphate loads in the river and compare them with total phosphorus load outputs from three wastewater-treatment plants. Data were collected from October 2008 [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Jennifer G. Savoie
Originator :
Jennifer G. Savoie
Metadata Contact :
Jennifer G. Savoie
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
New England Water Science Center

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WWTP_samples.csv
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Instream_samples.csv 292.85 KB
Quality_control_samples.csv 26.49 KB
Streamflow_and_total_phosphorus_and_orthophosphate_data_for_samples_collected_in_and_near_the_Assabet_River_Massachusetts_October_2008_through_April_2014.xml
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Purpose

The data provided in this data release support the investigation of changes in water-quality downstream from wastewater-treatment plants before, during, and after implementation of the total phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) in the Assabet River, Massachusetts, as referenced in the Larger Work Citation.

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