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Water analysis for nitrates in Stafford County Kansas.

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dc.contributor.author Rush, Gilbert L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-27T20:45:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-27T20:45:11Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1622
dc.description vii, 97 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Nitrate in ground water has been a concern for some time across the contiguous 48 states in the USA. It causes methemoglobinemia in infants and very young livestock and has been suspected of other adverse health effects. Several sources such as feedlots, septic tanks, and commercial fertilization have been determined to put ground water at risk of nitrate infiltration. To further investigate nitrates in ground water, this research analyzed water from three rural domestic wells in Stafford County, Kansas for three years. The wells were sampled up to 6 times a year from August 1991 to July 1994. All three wells had quantities of nitrate above natural background levels. Two of the wells had nitrate levels above the established health advisory limit of 10 mg/L as nitrogen. During the period of investigation the nitrate concentrations did not remain static. Some variances were quite large. Following a period of heavy precipitation, nitrate concentrations increased to levels greater than the EPA action limit in two of the wells. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Nitrates-Environmental aspects-Kansas-Stafford County. en_US
dc.subject Water-Analysis. en_US
dc.subject Groundwater-Kansas-Stafford County-Quality. en_US
dc.subject Stafford County (Kan.). en_US
dc.title Water analysis for nitrates in Stafford County Kansas. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor David Schroeder en_US
dc.department physical sciences en_US

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