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Nutrient input from the Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District sewage-treatment plant to the Loxahatchee River Estuary, southeastern Florida

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Date Issued:
1984
Summary:
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with 10 local, state, and federal agencies, undertook an in-depth environmental investigation of the Loxahatchee River basin and estuary. One study element of this investigation was to estimate the major input and output patterns of selected chemical constituents to and from the estuary, and to assess the immediate impact of treated-sewage effluent discharges from the ENCON sewage-treatment plant on water quality of the Loxahatchee River. Maximum allowable daily discharges of treated-sewage effluent were released to the Loxahatchee River during two periods (February 17-20 and September 14-20, 1981) when streamflow and other environmental conditions varied in response to seasonal changes. Water-quality and discharge data were collected at selected sites, and nutrient loads were computed during both periods. Projections of annual nutrient loading under maximum effluent discharges were made and compared to annual river and tributary loading ot the estuary. In addition, historic information supplied by ENCON on annual effluent discharge from the treatment plant was evaluated and compared to annual river and tributary loading based on U.S. Geological Survey data.
Title: Nutrient input from the Loxahatchee River Environmental Control District sewage-treatment plant to the Loxahatchee River Estuary, southeastern Florida.
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Name(s): Sonntag, W. H.
McPherson, Benjamin F.
Florida Dept. of Environmental Regulation.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 1984
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Fla.
Physical Form: print
Extent: iv, 23 p. : ill., map ; 28 cm.
Language(s): eng
Summary: The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with 10 local, state, and federal agencies, undertook an in-depth environmental investigation of the Loxahatchee River basin and estuary. One study element of this investigation was to estimate the major input and output patterns of selected chemical constituents to and from the estuary, and to assess the immediate impact of treated-sewage effluent discharges from the ENCON sewage-treatment plant on water quality of the Loxahatchee River. Maximum allowable daily discharges of treated-sewage effluent were released to the Loxahatchee River during two periods (February 17-20 and September 14-20, 1981) when streamflow and other environmental conditions varied in response to seasonal changes. Water-quality and discharge data were collected at selected sites, and nutrient loads were computed during both periods. Projections of annual nutrient loading under maximum effluent discharges were made and compared to annual river and tributary loading ot the estuary. In addition, historic information supplied by ENCON on annual effluent discharge from the treatment plant was evaluated and compared to annual river and tributary loading based on U.S. Geological Survey data.
Identifier: 11139467 (oclc), fgcu_swfe_0288 (IID)
Note(s): by W.H. Sonntag and B.F. McPherson ; prepared in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation ... [et al.].
Bibliography: p. 23.
Subject(s): Water quality -- Florida -- Loxahatchee River Estuary
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Host Institution: FGCU
Is Part of Series: Water-resources investigations report, 84-4020.