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Estimates of discharge from wastewater treatment plants for 1,518 U.S. Geological Survey study watersheds, 1978 through 2012

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1978-01-01
End Date
2012-12-31

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Falcone, J.A., 2019, Estimates of discharge from wastewater treatment plants for 1,518 U.S. Geological Survey study watersheds, 1978 through 2012: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P986Q3YT.

Summary

This product consists of a table of annual discharge estimates in millions of gallons per day from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) for 1,518 watersheds in the conterminous United States. The data are based on information extracted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Watersheds Needs Survey. The data are for 13 time periods, beginning in 1978 and ending in 2012. Total nitrogen and phosphorus loads from WWTPs per watershed for each year are also provided, based on previously published data (Falcone, 2017). Falcone, J.A., 2017, Watershed characteristics for study sites of the Surface Water Trends project, National Water Quality Program: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7TX3CKP. Oelsner, [...]

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The data are intended to provide estimates of discharge as well as nitrogen, and phosphorus loads for watershed areas over time. The data are in support of study sites given in Oelsner and others (2017).

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