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Nitrate in ground water, Western Whatcom County, Washington.

William C. Obert

Nitrate in ground water, Western Whatcom County, Washington.

by William C. Obert

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nitrates,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination167 l.
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13579939M
    OCLC/WorldCa29149329

    2. Sketch showing ground-water sampling system 4 TABLES 1. Records of wells and springs in the study area, in Whatcom County, Washington 7 2. Water levels in in wells in the study area, in Whatcom County, Washington 12 3. Hydrogeology, ground-water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada (Water-resources investigations report) [Cox, Stephen E] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hydrogeology, ground-water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington.

    Lake Whatcom, located in western Whatcom County, is currently listed on the Washington State (d) list of waterbodies not attaining water quality criterion for dissolved oxygen. groundwater inflow in the water quality of the lake. The primary goal of the study described in orthophosphate, nitrate+nitrite as nitrogen, ammonia as. Groundwater originates from rain, melting snow and ice, irrigation, surface water, and infiltrated stormwater. Groundwater fills aquifers so that wells can withdraw water, and emerges at the land surface as springs. Over 60 percent of Washington residents get their drinking water from groundwater.

    Groundwater levels for Washington. Click to hide state-specific text. Washington Water Science Center | County-- select one or more Page Contact Information: Washington Water Data Maintainer Page Last Modified: EDT.   Hydrogeology, ground-water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifer of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. USGS Water Resources Investigation Report , Tacoma, Washington. pp.


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Nitrate in ground water, Western Whatcom County, Washington by William C. Obert Download PDF EPUB FB2

These include the Sumas-Blaine Aquifer in Whatcom County, the Lower Yakima Valley, and the Columbia River Basin. Nitrates can get into groundwater from many sources, including fertilizers, manure on the land, and liquid waste discharged from septic tanks.

Natural bacteria in soil converts various forms of nitrogen into nitrate. The Sumas-Blaine Aquifer in northern Whatcom County has a long history of nitrate contamination. Groundwater studies conducted by federal, state, and university groups over the past four decades show that nitrate concentrations exceed the 10 mg/L drinking water standard across much of the aquifer (2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14).

Cox, S. and S. Kahle, Hydrogeology, ground water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report pages, 5 plates. Hydrogeology, ground water quality, and sources of nitrate in lowland glacial aquifers of Whatcom County, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada.

U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report Tacoma, WA. (5) Erickson, D. In Whatcom County, Washington, elevated nitrate concentrations in ground water are of great concern.

Whatcom County is recognized by heavy agricultural activities, especially an intensive dairy farm by: Recommendations are listed for actions to reduce nitrate contamination in the aquifer. Also information is provided for private well owners on testing their water for nitrate.

REQUEST A COPY: The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. The GWI well must meet the surface water treatment standards including filtration and a safety precaution, the utility recommends that customers in the affected area boil their tap water or use purchased bottled water until further notice.

Nitrate Occurrence in Washington In Washington, nitrate contamination occurs most frequently in agricultural areas in Eastern Washington and in Whatcom County.

These areas are characterized by wells developed in unconfined aquifers, coarse-grained soils, and agricultural land use (Erwin and Tesoriero, ; Frans, ).

Find your county's groundwater programs. Local health departments can provide helpful guidance on siting and maintaining water-supply wells and often provide a water-testing service if you're concerned about the quality of the water in your domestic well (usually focused on nitrates, bacteria, and, in some counties, arsenic).

If you have questions on fluoride in drinking water, contact Nina Helpling, Water Quality Assessment Specialist/ Lab Liaison, at For general information. Our groundwater-related reports for the state can be found by typing in a search name in a text-based application or by using a map-based search application.

Learn what option works best for you by perusing the options found on this page. There are two main methods for finding groundwater-related. In this file photo, the Washington Department of Ecology draws water from a well to test nitrate levels in the Sumas-Blaine Aquifer in Whatcom County.

Ecology plans to test hundreds of wells in. The maximum nitrate concentrations in the surface water were generally measured in areas with high-nitrate levels in groundwater.

An analysis of the nitrate concentration profiles highlighted the. DOH recommends that private well owners test their drinking water every year for coliform bacteria and nitrate. These two contaminants rapidly could affect a person’s health—possibly even with just one drink of water.

If your nitrate level is 5 milligrams per liter (mg/L). Contact your county to learn more. Environmental laboratory accreditation has more information on choosing labs. Public water systems The Washington State Department of Health is in charge of drinking water for larger water systems.

Most public water systems have water quality data available to. Your drinking water may contain nitrate if your well draws from this groundwater. We recommend that operators of Group B water systems test each groundwater source for nitrate every year.

Use a certified lab to perform the analysis. The safe level for nitrate in drinking water is 10 parts per million (ppm). Drinking water with nitrate above The nitrate in Whatcom County wells is believed to be a result of both local land- use and up gradient land-use in BC (Mitchell et al., ).

Because of the many possible sources of nitrate, it can be difficult to determine which land-use practices are responsible. Concentrations of chemical constituents in water are given in milligrams per liter (mg/L).

Abstract. Trends in nitrate concentrations in water from wells in 17 subregions in the Columbia Basin Ground Water Management Area (GWMA) in three counties in eastern Washington were evaluated using a variety of statistical techniques, including the Friedman test and the Kendall test.

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This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Simonds, F.W., Longpré, C.I., and Justin, G.B.,Ground-water system in the Chimacum Creek Basin and surface water/ground water interaction in Chimacum and Tarboo Creeks and the Big and Little Quilcene Rivers, Eastern Jefferson County, Washington: U.S.

Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report –, 49 p. This page retrieves an inventory of groundwater sites with water-level data by county or latitude-longitude selection criteria in the USGS NWISWeb database for wells in Washington State and British retrievals may take a little time to search our national NWISWeb database.The Abbotsford-Sumas Aquifer in Whatcom County, Washington and the District of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (British Columbia) is a shallow unconfined aquifer that has a history of nitrate contamination (Wassenaar et al., ).

Agriculture has fueled the economy in the region since the s (Cox and Kahle, ).The U.S. Geological Survey has been investigating ground-water resources in the State of Washington since the early part of the 20th Century. During this time the use of ground-water evolved from meager domestic and stock water needs to the current complex requirements for public-water supplies, large irrigation projects, industrial plants and numerous other uses.