Lake Whatcom Total Maximum Daily Load Groundwater Study
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|Description||In support of a TMDL analysis for Lake Whatcom, a study was conducted to examine the role of groundwater inflow in the lake’s nutrient budget. Groundwater samples were collected just prior to discharge to the lake using a network of lake-bed piezometers. Samples were tested for phosphorus and nitrogen nutrients, and additional indicator parameters. A median orthophosphate concentration of 0.06 mg/L was reported during the study period. An anthropogenic influence on the water quality condition is suggested for several of the stations tested. The results of this study are incorporated into a comprehensive analysis of lake loading published separately.|
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|Keywords||Whatcom, samples, Flux, nitrogen, flow, model, 303(d), order, water, loading, Total Maximum Daily Load, lake, groundwater|
|WATERSHED||Water Resource Inventory Area 01 Nooksack|
|DATA||Environmental Information Management (EIM) #CHPI002
Quality Assurance Project Plan: Characterization of Groundwater Discharge to Lake Whatcom
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