Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2005-34
M. A. Townsend and D. O. Whittemore
KGS Open File Report 2005-34
The City of McPherson, Kansas, requested the consulting firm Burns and McDonnell to investigate the cause of increasing nitrate-N concentration in several of the city wells. The City also asked the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) to contribute to the study by identifying the sources of nitrate. The KGS used nitrogen-15 isotope analyses to determine the nitrate origin. In addition, the KGS used bromide and chloride analyses to identify sources of salinity as an additional means to trace the the nitrate origin.
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Kansas Geological Survey, Geohydrology
Placed online Dec. 16, 2005
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