Water quality of the glacial-outwash aquifer in the Great Miami River Basin, Ohio

Water-Resources Investigations Report 77-76



The present water-quality conditions of the highly productive glacial-outwash aquifer in the Great Miami River basin of southwestern Ohio are documented by analyses of water from 98 sampling sites.  Localized high concentrations of iron up to 5600 micrograms per liter, ammonia nitrogren as nitrogen up to 11 milligrams per liter, nitrite plus nitrate nitrogen as nitrogen up to 9.8 milligrams per liter, total organic carbon up to 71 milligrams per liter, and dissolved solids up to 1260 milligrams per liter were recorded.  Chloride concentrations in the vicinity of Dayton are higher than those of the surrounding area but do not exceed 100 milligrams per liter.

Changes in the chemical character of the water with time are apparent at some sites, but definitive trends are difficult to establish due to lack of consistent, documented data.  Maps depicting the present distribution of dissolved solids, dissolved iron, dissolved mangenese and total organic carbon are presented.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water quality of the glacial-outwash aquifer in the Great Miami River Basin, Ohio
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 77-76
DOI 10.3133/wri7776
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Ohio Water Science Center
Description 2 Plates: 21.13 x 37.13 inches and 21.76 x 37.10 inches
Country United States
State Ohio
Other Geospatial Great Miami River Basin
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