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Title

Lake Whatcom Total Maximum Daily Load Groundwater Study

 
Publication number Date Published
05-03-001January 2005
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Author(s) Pitz, C.
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 303(d), samples, loading, Flux, groundwater, lake, model, nitrogen, Total Maximum Daily Load, water, Whatcom, flow, order
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 01 Nooksack
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #CHPI002

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