Date of Award:

1972

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Department name when degree awarded

Civil Engineering

Advisor/Chair:

E. J. Middlebrooks

Abstract

The effects of various land uses on water quality in Summit Creek >~ere evaluated during the period beginning March 13, 1971 and ending October 27, 1971. Potential sources of pollution investigated were: (1) septic tank use, (2) feedlot runoff, (3) urban runoff, (4) rural runoff.

Samples were collected from five sampling stations on 16 separate days during the sampling period . Analyses were performed to determine the following constituents: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, total phosphorus, orthophosphate, coliform bacteria, chloride, suspended solids, volatile suspended solids, total carbon, organic carbon, temperature and pH.

Agricultural activities, including livestock feedlot operations, were identified as the major source of pollutant inputs to Summit Creek.

No significant pollutant inputs could be attributed to septic tank use, urban runoff, or rural runoff.

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