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Major and trace element concentrations in water samples collected before and during the September 2013 Colorado South Platte River flood

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2012-09-20
Time Period
2013-08-30

Citation

Barber, L.B., Paschke, S.S., Battaglin, W.A., Douville, Chris, Fitzgerald, K.C., Keefe, S.H., Roth, D.A., and Vajda, A.M., 2017, Major and trace element concentrations in water samples collected before and during the September 2013 Colorado South Platte River flood: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F76Q1VCC.

Summary

Record amounts of precipitation fell across the Colorado Front Range from September 9 to 16, 2013, resulting in extensive flooding in the South Platte River and its major mountain tributaries. In this study, the effects of the flood on the City of Boulder, Colorado urban hydrology system were assessed using weekly time-series sampling of 3 source waters (Boulder tap water, Boulder wastewater treatment facility effluent, and Boulder Creek water) conducted from September 20 to October 16, 2012 (n=5) and August 13 to September 30, 2013 (n=8). The effect of the flood on the South Platte River was assessed using a single basin-wide sampling of 5 main stem and 7 tributary sites from September 18 to 22, 2013. Filtered water samples were analyzed [...]

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Table_1_Site_ Information.xlsx 12.08 KB
Table_2_Constituents_Measured.xlsx 14.08 KB
Table_3_2012_2013_Boulder_Urban_Water.xlsx 79.8 KB
Table_4_2013_South_Platte_River.xlsx 62.27 KB
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Purpose

These data provide information on major and trace elements in water samples collected one year before, one month before, and during the 2013 South Platte River flood in Colorado to inform the understanding of sources and transport of inorganic constituents on water quality.

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