Surface- and Ground-Water Monitoring and Mapping of Selected Features at the Blue Ridge Parkway Mt. Pisgah Campground, Haywood County, North Carolina, 2002
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY RESTON VA WATER RESOURCES DIV
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During 2002, a baseline study of hydrologic conditions was conducted, and selected features were mapped within the Mt. Pisgah campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County, North Carolina. Field surveys were performed by using global positioning system equipment one time January 2002 during the study to locate hydrologic and other types of features in the study area. Water-level and streamflow data and seasonal water-quality samples were collected from a stream that receives all surface-water drainage from the campground area. During 2002, water levels stage in the stream ranged from 1.09 to 1.89 feet above gage datum 4,838.06 to 4,838.86 feet above mean sea level. Flow in the stream ranged from 0.05 to 9.7 cubic feet per second. Annual daily mean flow for calendar year 2002 was approximately 0.35 cubic foot per second about 226,000 gallons per day. Samples collected from the stream had low concentrations of all constituents measured. Four compounds associated with human activity camphor, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide the insect repellent DEET, tributylphosphate, and methylsalicylate were detected in the stream samples however, concentrations were less than detection levels. Stream samples collected in April and September and analyzed for fecal coliform bacteria had densities of 76 and 110 colonies per 100 milliliters of water, respectively. No violations of water-quality standards were noted for any constituent measured in the stream samples.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control