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Rocky Ford Creek TMDL Study

Publication number Date Published
98-326September 1998
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Author(s) Cusimano, B.
Description Rocky Ford Creek is a Class A surface water currently listed as violating water quality standards numeric criteria for temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen. It is suspected that criteria violations are due to excessive primary productivity caused by nutrient loading to the creek. The survey data collected for this project support the 303(d) listings for dissolved oxygen and temperature, and suggest that primary productivity and decomposition in Rocky Ford Creek and its adjacent wetlands are the cause for dissolved oxygen criteria violations and also may be the cause of reported pH violations. The temperature violations are due to natural conditions and it is recommended that the creek be delisted for this parameter.
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Keywords creek, nitrogen, agricultural, temperature, fish, 303(d), study, water, water quality, wetland, TMDL, Total Maximum Daily Load, pH, phosphorus, nutrient loading, lake, groundwater, fish hatchery, dissolved oxygen
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 41 Lower Crab
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