Water-Quality Data, 1999-2005, and Ground-Water Level Data, 2004-2005, for McBaine Bottoms, Including the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, Columbia, Missouri
Entry ID: USGS_DS_2006_212

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Summary
Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the city of Columbia, Missouri,
and the Missouri Department of Conservation, collected ground-water quality
data from June 1999 through August 2005, surface-water quality data from August
1999 through August 2003, and water-level data from February 2004 through
August 2005 in McBaine Bottoms, southwest of Columbia. McBaine Bottoms,
adjacent to the Missouri River, is the location of the municipal-supply well
field for the city of Columbia, the city of Columbia wastewater-treatment
wetlands, and the Missouri Department of Conservation Eagle Bluffs Conservation
Area.

This report presents water-quality data, which include water-quality analyses
of samples collected from 36 water-quality sampling sites (31 were wells and 5
were surface-water sites), and ground-water level data, which include
water-level measurements from more than 80 wells. Water samples were analyzed
for physical properties, inorganic chemical constituents, nutrients, and
dissolved iron. Selected samples were analyzed for trace elements, wastewater
organic compounds, and pesticides.

In samples from monitoring wells, chloride concentrations ranged from 2.41 to
259 mg/L (milligrams per liter), sodium concentrations ranged from 1.08 to 175
mg/L, and sulfate concentrations ranged from less than 0.2 to 271 mg/L (all
concentrations were dissolved). Dissolved nitrite plus nitrate as nitrogen
concentrations ranged from less than 0.05 to 0.46 mg/L. Total phosphorous
concentrations ranged from less than 0.04 to 1.68 mg/L, dissolved phosphorous
concentrations ranged from less than 0.04 to 1.50 mg/L, and dissolved
orthophosphorous concentrations ranged from less than 0.01 to 1.83 mg/L.
Dissolved iron concentrations ranged from less than 6 to 42,900 g/L (micrograms
per liter). Dissolved arsenic concentrations in samples from two monitoring
wells ranged from 11 to 37 g/L.

In samples from surface-water sampling sites, chloride concentrations ranged
from 8.67 to 289 mg/L, sodium concentrations ranged from 6.18 to 219 mg/L, and
sulfate concentrations ranged from 33.4 to 119 mg/L. All of the minimum
concentrations were detected in samples from Perche Creek. Dissolved nitrite
plus nitrate as nitrogen concentrations ranged from less than 0.05 to 1.53
mg/L. Total phosphorous concentrations ranged from 0.07 to 3.06 mg/L, dissolved
phosphorous concentrations ranged from less than 0.05 to 2.88 mg/L, and
dissolved orthophosphorous concentrations ranged from less than 0.01 to 2.86
mg/L. Most of the maximum concentrations were detected in samples from the city
outflow.

More than 35 wastewater organic compounds and pesticides were detected in
samples from the city outflow. However, most concentrations were estimated or
their presence verified, but not quantified.

Water levels in monitoring wells ranged from 548.54 to 576.55 ft (feet) above
the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29). The difference in water
levels from February 2004 to August 2005 ranged from 0.13 ft to 10.97 ft.

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Description: Report on the Water-Quality Data, 1999-2005, and Ground-Water Level Data,
2004-2005, for McBaine Bottoms, Including the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area,
Columbia, Missouri.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 38.55 S: 38.0  E: -92.23  W: -92.29

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Brenda J. Smith
Dataset Title: Water-Quality Data, 1999-2005, and Ground-Water Level Data, 2004-2005, for McBaine Bottoms, Including the Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area, Columbia, Missouri
Dataset Series Name: USGS Data Series
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: 212
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/212/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-06-01
Stop Date: 2005-09-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MISSOURI


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >PESTICIDES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >CONTAMINANTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >DISSOLVED SOLIDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >INORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >NUTRIENTS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >ORGANIC MATTER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Keywords
Water Quality
Ground Water
Wells


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Digital Data Series, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/products/books/digital.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASK USGS
Phone: 1-888-275-8747
Email: ask at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: Virginia
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: 2.4 MB
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: No fees


Personnel
BRENDA J. SMITH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (573) 308-3667
Fax: (573) 308-3645
Email: bjsmith at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Missouri Water Science Center
1400 Independence Road
Mail Stop 100
City: Rolla
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 65401
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-01-22

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