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Table Wq02: Water Quality Data for Selected Monitoring Stations in Current River Watershed

Table Wq02: Water Quality Data for Selected Monitoring Stations in Current River Watershed

 

Table Wq02 (1 of 6). Water quality data for selected stations and parameters within the Current River Watershed (MDNR 2000c, USGS 2001b). Selection of state standards used for comparison of values at each site are based on the MDNR use designations corresponding to the section of stream sampled and include the following: I Protection of aquatic life, II Human Health Protection-Fish Consumption, IV Irrigation, V Livestock and Wildlife Watering, VI Whole-body-contact recreation, VII Groundwater. Station: 07064400 (Montauk Springs at Montauk, MO) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II V VI VII Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cold water fishery) 68.0 Max         55.2-61.34 0/9
pH ------------6.5-9.0---------   7.17-8.05 0/9
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 6.0 Min         7.9-10.0 0/9
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)       200   1-115 0/9
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           N/O N/A
Nitrate-N (mg/L)         10 N/O N/A
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11         <0.012-0.024 0/5
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           <0.02-<0.03 N/A
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       N/O N/A
Lead, Total Recoverable       15 N/O N/A
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       N/O N/A
Zinc, Total Recoverable (ug/L)       5000 N/O N/A
Table Wq02. (2 of 6) Station: 07064440 (Current River below Montauk State Park) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cold water fishery) 68.0 Max       56.3-60.26 0/9
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 7.3-7.8 0/9
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 6.0 Min       8.9-12.4 0/9
Coliform, fecal (colonies/100 ml)       200 4-560k 1/10
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)         N/O N/A
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11       0.024-0.060 0/9
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)         <0.02 0.07
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504     N/O N/A
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375     N/O N/A
Station: 07067500 ( Big Spring near Van Buren , MO ) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II V VI VII Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cold water fishery) 68.0 Max         54.7-59.72 0/29
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 6.8-7.8 0/29
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 6.0 Min         8.0-11.5 0/29
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)       200   1-67k 0/28
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           113-186  
Nitrate-N (mg/L)         10 N/O N/A
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11         <0.012-0.024 0/21
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           <0.02-<0.05 0/24
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       <1.0-<100.0 ?/10
Lead, Total Recoverable       15 <1.0-1.4 0/13
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       <1.0-<20.0 0/10
Zinc, Total Recoverable (ug/L)       5000 <1.0-<40.0 0/13
Table Wq02 (3 of 6). Station: 07066510 ( Current River above Powder Mill) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II IV V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cool water fishery) 84.0 Max         61.2-68.5 0/8
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 7.5-8.4 0/8
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 5.0 Min         9.3-10.7 0/8
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)         200 4-470k 1/8
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           N/O N/A
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11         <0.012-0.036 0/5
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           0.02-0.05 0/5
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       N/O N/A
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       N/O N/A
Station: 07067000 (Current at Van Buren , MO ) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II IV V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cool water fishery) 84.0 Max         36.3-75.2 0/19
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 7.7-8.4 0/19
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 5.0 Min         8.7-14.0 0/19
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)         200 2.0-1600k 2/19
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)             84-180
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11         0.018-0.067  
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           <0.01-0.09  
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       <1.0-<1.0 0/7
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       <1.0-14.0 0/7
Table Wq02 (4 of 6). Station: 07067800 ( Current River below Hawes Campground) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II IV V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cool water fishery) 84.0 Max         61.3-70.7 0/8
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 7.5-8.2 0/8
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 5.0 Min         9.0-11.1 0/8
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)         200 2-28k 0/8
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           N/O N/A
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11         0.012-0.048 0/4
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           <0.02-0.02 0/4
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       N/O N/A
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       N/O N/A
Station: 07068000 (Current River at Doniphan, Mo) Period: 1995-1999
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II IV V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (cool water fishery) 84.0 Max         38.1-83.3 0/58
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 7.2-8.4 0/58
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (cool water fishery) 5.0 Min         6.8-13.4 0/57
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)         200 1-5700k 2/57
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           133-176  
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-32.11         0.012-0.036 0/34
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           0.02-0.05 0/34
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       <1.0-<100.0 ?/18
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       <1.0-<20.0 0/18
Table Wq02 (5 of 6). Station: 07068510 (Little Black River below Fairdealing, Mo) Period: 2000-2001
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II IV V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (warm water fishery) 90.0 Max         33.9-80.6 0/12
pH ------------7.1-7.9--------- 7.1-7.9 0/12
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (warm water fishery) 5.0 Min         4.5-12.0 1/12
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)         200 1k-310 3/12
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           113-160  
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-50.62         e0.10-1.8 0/12
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           <0.02-0.96 2/12
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       0.09-<100 N/A
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       51-39 0/2
Station: 07068540 (Logan Creek at Oxly, Mo) Period: 1980-1984
Parameter State Standard Measure Exceedence
I II IV V VI Min-Max  
Temperature (oF) (warm water fishery) 90.0 Max         35.6-80.6 0/26
pH ------------6.5-9.0--------- 6.3-8.0 1/26
Oxygen, dissolved (mg/L) (warm water fishery) 5.0 Min         3.0-11.8 3/26
Coliform, fecal (colonies / 100 ml)         200 7-1100 4/25
Hardness (mg/L as CaCO3)           N/O  
Nitrogen, Total Ammonia (mg/L as N) 0.1-50.62         0.001-0.132 0/26
Phosophorus, Total3 (mg/L as P)           <0.01-0.1 0/26
Lead, Dissolved (ug/L) 9-1504       N/O N/A
Zinc, Dissolved (ug/L) 172-3375       N/O N/A

N/O No observations N/A Not Available e Laboratory estimated value. k Non-ideal count of colonies (too large a sample, colonies merged) 1 Based on maximum chronic and acute standards for cold-water fishery. Levels are pH and temperature dependent. For specific criteria at varying pH and temperatures consult Table B of the Rules of theDepartment of Natural Resources Division 20-Clean Water Commission Chapter 7-Water Quality. 2 Based on maximum chronic and acute standards for general warm-water fishery. Levels are pH and temperature dependent. For specific criteria at varying pH and temperatures consult Table B of the Rules of the Department of Natural Resources Division 20-Clean Water Commission Chapter 7-Water Quality. 3 State standard for phosphorus is currently unavailable. The Environmental Protection Agency currentlyrecommends a maximum of 0.1mg/L for rivers (Christensen and Pope 1997). 4 Based on maximum chronic and acute standards for all waters. Levels are hardness dependent. For specific criteria at varying hardness consult Table A of the Rules of the Department of Natural Resources Division 20-Clean Water Commission Chapter 7-Water Quality. 5 Based on maximum chronic and acute standards for cold water fishery. Levels are hardness dependent. Forspecific criteria at varying hardness consult Table A of the Rules of the Department of Natural ResourcesDivision 20-Clean Water Commission Chapter 7-Water Quality.

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