Total suspended solids, discharge, conductivity, and nutrients in three watersheds of the Upper White River, IN

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Hugh J. (Hugh Joseph) en_US
dc.contributor.author Xu, Kejun en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:14Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2004 .X85 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187763
dc.description.abstract Three watersheds of Upper White River were chosen for this study. Stream samples were tested for total suspended solids and conductivity. Fourteen percent of the total suspended solids samples were above 80 mg L-1 which can cause negative effects to aquatic life. Total suspended solids results were tested with a general linear model and in linear regressions with discharge and nutrients. Conductivity results were tested with a general linear model. Concentrations of the total suspended solids were significantly related to watershed, Julian date, the interaction of watershed and Julian date, and discharge. Increasing total suspended solids concentrations were significantly related to increasing concentrations of orthophosphate, nitrate, and ammonia. Conductivity levels were significantly related to watershed, location within watershed, and Julian date. Total suspended solids, discharge, and nutrient concentrations were high in the spring, but decreased in the following seasons.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent viii, 71 leaves : ill., col. maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water -- Pollution -- Indiana -- White River Watershed. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Streamflow -- Indiana -- White River Watershed. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrient pollution of water -- Indiana -- White River Watershed. en_US
dc.title Total suspended solids, discharge, conductivity, and nutrients in three watersheds of the Upper White River, IN en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1307378 en_US


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