A chemical and physical profile of White River-1975

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Posavec, Steven J.
Van Atta, Robert E.
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When sampling natural waters for constituent analyses, it is essential that a representative sample be obtained. This sampling survey was undertaken to study the effect of sampling depth on analyses as well as obtain useful data from the White River.Samples at three depths were collected at one location on the White River during two five-week periods. These samples were analyzed for the following constituents: total alkalinity, chloride, apparent color, calcium hardness, magnesium hardness, total hardness, tonal iron, ammonia nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, orthophosphorus, total inorganic phosphorus, total phosphorus, specific conductance, sulfate, and turbidity.The results indicated that sample depth is not a factor in the majority of the analyses described. For certain constituents, such as chloride and ammonia, however, sample depth is a factor to be considered. This survey also provided additional data on White River water quality and indicated that precipitation affected constituent concentrations.