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Nutrients, Escherichia coli, and microbial source tracking markers in surface-water and known-source samples collected in Salado Creek and its watershed near Salado, Texas, 2018

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2018-05-21
End Date
2018-09-10

Citation

Wilson, J.T., Bussell, A.M., and Scheider, M.D., 2019, Nutrients, Escherichia coli, and microbial source tracking markers in surface-water and known-source samples collected in Salado Creek and its watershed near Salado, Texas, 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EQD3D3.

Summary

Concerns exist that the degradation of water quality in Salado Creek near Salado, Texas could adversely affect recreational uses and harm salamander populations that live in and near springs that discharge into the stream. Salado is part of the rapidly growing Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area; land-use changes in the Salado Creek watershed could adversely affect water quality in Salado Creek. Streamflow in Salado Creek is generally derived from the Salado Springs complex during low-flow conditions (dry weather) and from the springs and surface runoff during high-flow conditions (wet weather). A better understanding of the types of waste (human, animal, or both) that may be entering the stream and springs is needed to properly manage fecal-waste [...]

Contacts

Originator :
Jennifer T Wilson, Ashley M Bussell, Michael D Scheider
Metadata Contact :
Jennifer T Wilson
Point of Contact :
Jennifer T Wilson
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Texas Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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known_source_results.txt 3.38 KB
parameter_list.txt 7.96 KB
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Purpose

The purpose of this data release is to provide the water-quality results obtained from the surface-water samples and bacteria and microbial source tracking markers for the known-source samples collected from Salado Creek and its watershed between May and September 2018 at Salado, Texas.
Hydrologic technician measuring field parameters (photo by Michael Scheider)
Hydrologic technician measuring field parameters (photo by Michael Scheider)

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  • USGS Texas Water Science Center

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