The water quality of streamflow from ponderosa pine forests on sedimentary soils

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Title:
The water quality of streamflow from ponderosa pine forests on sedimentary soils
Author:
Gregory, Paul Wayne,1946-
Issue Date:
1976
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The primary objectives of this study were to characterize the chemical, physical and bacteriological quality of streamflow from ponderosa pine watersheds on sedimentary soil. The following relationships were statistically evaluated: (1) equality of mean water quality characteristics among watersheds and years; (2) correlation of discharge versus individual variable concentrations; (3) correlation of pH versus individual variable concentrations; (4) correlation of suspended sediment concentrations versus dissolved chemical concentrations; and (5) correlation of electrical conductivity versus total soluble salt concentrations. There was no significant difference in the mean variable concentrations among the watersheds. Therefore, differences in land use patterns and physical characteristics of the watersheds were insignificant regarding effects on average water quality. The mean concentrations from year to year were significantly different, particularly for the year 1973-74. The 1973-74 samples were all taken during the falling stage of streamflow, which could account for the yearly difference. Comparisons of water quality of ponderosa pine watersheds on sedimentary soils to EPA proposed criteria and to water quality of ponderosa pine watersheds on basalt soils were also made.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Water quality -- Arizona -- Measurement.; Water quality -- Measurement.; Stream measurements -- Arizona.; Watersheds -- Research -- Arizona.; Forest influences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ffolliott, Peter F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe water quality of streamflow from ponderosa pine forests on sedimentary soilsen_US
dc.creatorGregory, Paul Wayne,1946-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGregory, Paul Wayne,1946-en_US
dc.date.issued1976en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe primary objectives of this study were to characterize the chemical, physical and bacteriological quality of streamflow from ponderosa pine watersheds on sedimentary soil. The following relationships were statistically evaluated: (1) equality of mean water quality characteristics among watersheds and years; (2) correlation of discharge versus individual variable concentrations; (3) correlation of pH versus individual variable concentrations; (4) correlation of suspended sediment concentrations versus dissolved chemical concentrations; and (5) correlation of electrical conductivity versus total soluble salt concentrations. There was no significant difference in the mean variable concentrations among the watersheds. Therefore, differences in land use patterns and physical characteristics of the watersheds were insignificant regarding effects on average water quality. The mean concentrations from year to year were significantly different, particularly for the year 1973-74. The 1973-74 samples were all taken during the falling stage of streamflow, which could account for the yearly difference. Comparisons of water quality of ponderosa pine watersheds on sedimentary soils to EPA proposed criteria and to water quality of ponderosa pine watersheds on basalt soils were also made.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Arizona -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWater quality -- Measurement.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStream measurements -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWatersheds -- Research -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subject.lcshForest influences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212629018en_US
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