Research Publication Title

Water Quality Analysis of the Oconee River

Major

Chemistry

Faculty Mentor(s)

Catrena H. Lisse

Abstract

A comparative study between Georgia Department of Natural Resources water quality data from the 1970's and current water quality data is being conducted on the Oconee River Basin.1 Water quality is essential because it provides information on the safety of the water for drinking, the water ecosystem and for recreational activities. The water quality of the Oconee River Basin in middle Georgia is monitored following EPA guidelines. Nutrient levels, temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity are monitored using a YSI on-site probe. The presence of volatile organic compounds are assessed using a Purge-n-Trap auto sampler coupled with GC/MS. The water quality trends between the 1970's data and current data will give insight on how the Oconee River has changed over the past 40 years. 1Water Quality Investigation of the Oconee River Basin; Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, December 1972

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 3:30 PM

Location

HSB 207

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Water Quality Analysis of the Oconee River

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A comparative study between Georgia Department of Natural Resources water quality data from the 1970's and current water quality data is being conducted on the Oconee River Basin.1 Water quality is essential because it provides information on the safety of the water for drinking, the water ecosystem and for recreational activities. The water quality of the Oconee River Basin in middle Georgia is monitored following EPA guidelines. Nutrient levels, temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity are monitored using a YSI on-site probe. The presence of volatile organic compounds are assessed using a Purge-n-Trap auto sampler coupled with GC/MS. The water quality trends between the 1970's data and current data will give insight on how the Oconee River has changed over the past 40 years. 1Water Quality Investigation of the Oconee River Basin; Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, December 1972