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Characterizing Water Quality in the North Folk-Fall Creek Hydrologic Unit Area, Tennessee
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY NASHVILLE TN
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Project Goals The goal of this USGS project is to determine hydrologic conditions throughout the NFFC watershed and to identify actual sources of water quality impairment. Several activities are currently underway to accomplish this goal. These activities are to 1. Measure nutrient levels in streams throughout the basins during various seasons. 2. Quantify the amount of fecal bacteria present in the streams. 3. Test for laundry brightener in the streams which indicates septic input. 4. Evaluate biologic communities to determine if the streams are healthy. 5. Develop a genetic technique for fecal bacteria that can identify the source cattle, poultry, or other. 6. Evaluate the effectiveness of Best Management Practices BMP in NFFC watershed.
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