|USGS Missouri Water Science Center|
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Data Series 127
This report presents water-quality and biologic data collected in the Blue River Basin, metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas, from October 2000 to October 2004. Data were collected in cooperation with the city of Kansas City, Missouri, Water Services Department as part of an ongoing study designed to characterize long-term water-quality trends in the basin and to provide data to support a strategy for combined sewer overflow control. These data include values of physical properties, fecal indicator bacteria densities, suspended sediment, and concentrations of major ions, nutrients, trace elements, organic wastewater compounds, and pharmaceutical compounds in base-flow and stormflow stream samples and bottom sediments. Six surface-water sites in the basin were sampled 13 times during base-flow conditions and during a minimum of 7 storms. Benthic macroinvertebrate communities are described at 10 sites in the basin and 1 site outside the basin. Water-column and bottom-sediment data from impounded reaches of Brush Creek are provided. Continuous specific conductance, pH, water-quality temperature, turbidity, and dissolved oxygen data are provided for two streams—the Blue River and Brush Creek. Sampling, analytical, and quality assurance methods used in data collection during the study also are described in the report.
Combined Sewer Overflows
Purpose and Scope
Study Area Description
Base-Flow and Stormflow Sampling
Water-Column and Bottom-Sediment Samples
Quality Control and Assurance
Benthic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and Metrics
Continuous Water Quality
Bacteria and Suspended Sediment
Organic Wastewater Compounds
|centimeter (cm)||0.3937||inch (in)|
|millimeter (mm)||0.03937||inch (in)|
|meter (m)||3.281||foot (ft)|
|kilometer (km)||0.6214||mile (mi)|
|square meter (m2)||0.0002471||acre|
|square kilometer (km2||247.1||acre|
|square centimeter (cm2)||0.001076||square foot (ft2)|
|square decimeter (dm2)||0.1076||square foot (ft2)|
|square centimeter (cm2)||0.1550||square inch (in2)|
|hectare (ha)||0.003861||square mile (mi2)|
|square kilometer (km2)||0.3861||square mile (mi2)|
|square meter (m2)||10.76||square foot (ft2)|
|liter (L)||33.82||ounce, fluid (fl.oz)|
|liter (L)||2.113||pint (pt)|
|liter (L)||1.057||quart (qt)|
|liter (L)||0.2642||gallon (gal)|
|cubic meter per second (m3/s)||35.31||cubic foot per second (ft3/s)|
|gram (g)||0.003527||ounce, avoirdupois (oz)|
|kilogram||2.205||pound avoirdupois (lb)|
Temperature in degrees Celsius (°C) may be converted to degrees Fahrenheit (°F) as follows:
°F = (1.8 x °C) + 32
Horizontal coordinate information is referenced to the "North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83)".
Specific conductance is given in microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius (μS/cm at 25°C).
Concentrations of chemical constituents in water are given either in milligrams per liter (mg/L) or micrograms per liter (μ/L).
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