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"Demands on water resources in the James River basin have greatly increased. Industrial plants and lead-zinc prospects in the basin are potential sources of heavy metal additions to the waters of the area. The study determines the heavy metal content and distribution in the streams of the basin.

Approximately 50 water samples were collected each season and analyzed by atomic absorption techniques. Field determinations of temperature, specific conductance, pH, and effective alkalinity were also made.

Ranges of heavy metal content were: (1) mercury- <0. 1 to 0.3 ppb (summer only); (2) zinc-

The urban areas of Springfield contribute dissolved heavy metals to the surface streams. The Southwest Springfield Sewage Treatment Plant is not a significant source.

Seasonal and geographic variations were apparent. Gee-hydrologic contributions appear to be related to mineralized and faulted areas. Variation at individual sample sites is not considered of great significance. Filtered water samples meet PHS heavy metal standards for public drinking water"--Abstract, page 1.


Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999

Committee Member(s)

Beveridge, Thomas R. (Thomas Robinson), 1918-1978
Rockaway, John D.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology


University of Missouri--Rolla

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viii, 71 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-61).

Geographic Coverage

James River (Mo.)


© 1973 Richard Jerome Lance, All rights reserved.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Heavy minerals -- Missouri -- James River
Water -- Pollution

Thesis Number

T 2907

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