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Water Quality of the Mississippian Carbonate Aquifer in Parts of Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama, 1999

U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 02-4083
by James A. Kingsbury and John M. Shelton


Table of Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Purpose and Scope

Description of the Study Area

Hydrogeology

Land Use

Approach

Analytical Methods

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Delineation of Land Use and Soil Properties Near Sites

Statistical Methods

Water Quality of the Mississippian Carbonate Aquifer

Nutrients and Bacteria

Pesticides

Volatile Organic Compounds

Factors That Affect Water Quality of the Mississippian Carbonate Aquifer

Relation of Natural Setting to Water Quality

Relation of Land Use to Water Quality

Summary and Conclusions

References

Appendixes

1. Pesticides and pesticide metabolites analyzed, common name, and use

2. Volatile organic compounds analyzed


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