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Main Title Water Quality of Selected Streams in the Coal Area of Southeastern Montana.
Author Knapton, J. R. ; McKinley., P. W. ;
CORP Author Geological Survey, Helena, Mont. ;Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1977
Report Number USGS/WRD/WRI-77/062 ;USGS/WRI-77-80;
Stock Number PB-273 028
Additional Subjects Stream flow ; Coal ; Water pollution ; Inorganic salts ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mine waters ; Sediment transport ; Agriculture ; Runoff ; Anions ; Cations ; Temperature ; Trace elements ; Conductivity ; Salinity ; Aquifers ; Nutrients ; Tables(Data) ; Montana ; Mine acid drainage
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-273 028 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 156p
Abstract This report summarizes and evaluates water-quality data collected at 35 stream sites in the coal region of southeastern Montana. Sarpy Creek, Armells Creek, and Rosebud Creek sometimes have dissolved-solids concentrations that cause water to be marginal for agricultural purposes. At times of rainfall and snowmelt, the runoff water mixes with the base-flow component to improve the overall quality. Water in the Tongue River generally showed a downstream degradation in which some changes were related to the lithology of the aquifers contributing water to streamflow. Water from Pumpkin Creek and Mizpah Creek is used mostly for cattle watering. To some extent water is used for irrigation although the salinity hazard was often high. The chemical quality of the Powder River changed little during flow downstream. High sediment loads of the river acted as transporting agents for many of the plant nutrients and trace-element constituents.
Supplementary Notes Prepared in cooperation with Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C., and Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
NTIS Title Notes Water-resources investigations (Final).
PUB Date Free Form Aug 77
Category Codes 13B; 8I; 68D; 48A
NTIS Prices PC A08/MF A01
Primary Description 100/00
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 323726517
Origin NTIS
Type CAT