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Data Series 589

Prepared in cooperation with the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District

Biosolids, Crop, and Groundwater Data for a Biosolids-Application Area near Deer Trail, Colorado, 2007 and 2008

By Tracy J.B. Yager, David B. Smith, and James G. Crock

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ABSTRACT

During 2007 and 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the chemical composition of biosolids, crops, and groundwater related to biosolids applications near Deer Trail, Colorado, in cooperation with the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. This monitoring effort was a continuation of the monitoring program begun in 1999 in cooperation with the Metro Wastewater Reclamation District and the North Kiowa Bijou Groundwater Management District. The monitoring program addressed concerns from the public about potential chemical effects from applications of biosolids to farmland in the area near Deer Trail, Colo. This report presents chemical data from 2007 and 2008 for biosolids, crops, and alluvial and bedrock groundwater. The chemical data include the constituents of highest concern to the public (arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, selenium, zinc, and plutonium) in addition to many other constituents. The groundwater section also includes data for precipitation, air temperature, and depth to groundwater at various groundwater-monitoring sites.

First posted June 29, 2011

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Denver, CO 80225

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Suggested citation:

Yager, T.J.B., Smith, D.B., and Crock, J.G., 2011, Biosolids, crop, and groundwater data for a biosolids-Application area near Deer Trail, Colorado, 2007 and 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 589, 53 p.


Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Biosolids

Crops

Groundwater

Acknowledgments

References Cited

Data Section


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