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Using turbidity to predict total suspended solids in mined streams in interior Alaska

Stephen F. Mack

Using turbidity to predict total suspended solids in mined streams in interior Alaska

by Stephen F. Mack

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Published by Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys in Fairbanks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Turbidity currents.,
  • Sediment transport.,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Alaska.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Stephen F. Mack.
    SeriesReport of investigations / State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys -- 88-2., Report of investigations (Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys) -- 88-2.
    ContributionsAlaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 48 p. :
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14378287M

    Total suspended solids loading (TSSL in kg/d) is widely estimated to address particle impacts within streams and aquatic systems downstream. Recently the advantage of developing turbidity (e.g., light-scattering) “loads” instead of TSSL for streams to support mathematical modeling of turbidity in downstream lakes and reservoirs was described. discharges from mining activities and suspended sediments in storm water. The prediction of pollutants entering a stream by conducting turbidity measurement, followed by the use of the relationship, would enable a reliable, rapid and cost-effective water resources management (Kusari, .

      This study measured turbidity and total suspended solids (TSS) in seven sites of the lower CRW; six sites were located on the Bayou DeView tributary of the Cache River. Turbidity and TSS levels ranged from to NTU, and to mg/L respectively and had an increasing trend over the 3-year study. Using Transparency Tube and Total Suspended Solids Data to Assess Stream Turbidity Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Lafayette Rd. N., St. Paul, MN () , toll-free () , TTY () or () This material can be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities.

    Total Suspended Solids and water quality One of the biggest sources of water pollution in Kentucky is suspended solids. When these suspended particles settle to the bottom of a water body, they become sediments. The terms "sediment" and "silt" are often used to refer to suspended solids. We investigated whether turbidity could produce a satisfactory estimate of TSS in urbanizing streams of the Puget Lowlands. A log-linear model showed strong positive correlation between TSS and turbidity (R2 = ) with a regression equation of ln(TSS) = ln(NTU) + C, with C not significantly different than 0 for 8 of the 9 sampled streams.


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Using turbidity to predict total suspended solids in mined streams in interior Alaska by Stephen F. Mack Download PDF EPUB FB2

Using turbidity to predict total suspended solids in mined streams in interior Alaska. Authors: Mack, S.F. Publication Date: ; Publisher: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys.

Get this from a library. Using turbidity to predict total suspended solids in mined streams in interior Alaska. [Stephen F Mack; Alaska. Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.]. Data from mined streams in interior Alaska were used to determine the extent to which data from different locations can be combined to predict total suspended solids (TSS) from turbidity measurements.

Data were trans- formed into logarithms with log TSS regressed on log turbidity using linear regression. Coefficients of determination (r2) for. Using Turbidity to Determine Total Suspended Solids in Urbanizing Streams in the Puget Lowlands prediction, the WASP (Water.

A USGS hydrographer collecting a suspended-sediment water sample from the Little Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA. Credit: Mike Nolan, USGS. Turbidity is the measure of relative clarity of a liquid.

It is an optical characteristic of water and is a measurement of the amount of light that is scattered by material in the water when a. total turbidities in these streams to 8 NTU, Turbidity and Suspended Sediment in Alaska Streams Turbidity, Suspended Sediment, and Land Use in Alaska and sedimentation due to placer mining in interior Alaska streams.

Table 5. Potential effect of increased turbidity on light. ri using turbidity to predict total suspended solids in mined streams in interior alaska, by s.f.

mack, p. ri chemical and biological water quality of selected streams in the beluga coal area, alaska, by m.a. maurer, 59 p. This study investigated whether turbidity could produce a satisfactory estimation for total suspended solids (TSS) in the storm-water runoff from green roofs.

Measuring turbidity is much faster than measuring TSS; a log-linear model showed strong positive correlation between TSS and turbidity (R 2 = ) with a regression equation of [ ln.

The purpose of this project was to assess the effect of estimating total suspended solids (TSS) concentrations from turbidity on TSS loads for streams in the R obeson C reek watershed.

Discharge was monitored continuously and base‐flow grab and storm event composite samples were collected and analyzed for TSS and turbidity from five sites.

The implementation of an automated stream monitoring unit that features four probe-based turbidity (T n) measurements per hour and the capability to collect frequent (e.g., hourly) samples for total suspended solids (TSS) analyses during runoff events to assess the dynamics of T n, TSS and corresponding loads in sediment-rich Onondaga Creek, NY, was documented.

and turbidity is known, turbidity can be used as a surrogate to predict suspended sediment concentrations. An example of a regression developed for streams in interior Alaska (Lloyd et al. ) is log10T = + log10SSC where T is the turbidity (NTU) and SSC the suspended sediment concentration (mg⋅L-1).

As turbidity measure. The total suspended solids (TSS) is a parameter measured in the laboratory and has the disadvantage, relative to turbidity, of needing to be sampled and stored.

Indeed, during storage reactions may occur such as precipitation and flocculation, which irreversibly alter the sample relative to field conditions (Schmiermund and Drozd, ).

U.S. Department of the Interior Prepared in cooperation with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Suspended-Sediment Concentrations, Loads, Total Suspended Solids, Turbidity, and Particle-Size Fractions for Selected Rivers in Minnesota, through Cover.

View of the Knife River near State Route 61 at Knife River, Minnesota, June. The inconsistent correlation between turbidity measurements and mass of suspended solids, as well as the difficulty in achieving repeatability using turbidimeters contributes to concerns that turbidity may not be a consistent and reliable tool determining the effects of suspended solids on salmonids.

Interior Alaska Stream Gaging and Sediment Sampling; Primary work involves stream sediment analysis, including turbidity, total suspended solids, and bedload analysis including particle sizing and distribution.

Other facets include automated major anion chemistry and metals analysis on groundwater and surface water. Turbidity of natural waters tends to increase during runoff events as a result of increased overland flow, stream flow, and erosion. The suspended or colloidal particles, commonly referred to as total suspended solids (TSS), are all the extremely small suspended solids.

The impact of suspended solids on turbidity. Particles that are larger than two microns are generally considered to be total suspended solids (TSS).

Suspended solids include silt, sediment, bacteria, clay, algae and non-settleable solids, all of which can affect the passage of light through water. also be a source of turbidity. Stream channel movement can also release sediment. Turbidity is affected by several factors in water: presence of dissolved and suspended solids, size and shape of particles and composition of the particles.

Water quality measurements that can help in the characterization of turbidity include total suspended solids. multiple regression equations using turbidity and discharge to predict TSS as suggested in Mack (). A question from the monitoring was how much of the turbidity, TSS and settleable solids in mined streams was directly attributable mining effluent discharge and how much to resuspension of sediment on the channel bottom.

The “total suspended solids” (TSS) concentration within the sample is then reported as milligrams of dried residue per liter of water filtered (mg/l). Although the terms “suspended solids” and “turbidity” are sometimes used synonymously, the degree of turbidity is not equal to the suspended solids concentration; rather, turbidity is an.

Ana Villa, Jens Fölster, Katarina Kyllmar, Determining suspended solids and total phosphorus from turbidity: comparison of high-frequency sampling with conventional monitoring methods, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, /s,10, ().Investigations Related to the Occurrence of Placer Mining in Interior Alaska, Summer (Mack and Moorman, ; and Mack and Moorman, ).

Our initial plan for the field season was to pool the available automated equipment owned by DGGS, ADF&G, and ADEC to maintain monitoring of turbidity, total suspended solids, and discharge at a few.In this study each of total suspended solids measurement was paired with relatively fast turbidity measurement at a preliminary defined location of m away from any construction sites.

The correlation between TSS and turbidity was established to offer more efficiency in predicting total suspended solids concentration in a river.