Evaluation of Pollution Sources to Lake Glenville
by Kimberlee K Hall, PhD, Environmental Health Program
Western Carolina University
Summary: Chemical and microbial analysis of water samples collected at Lake Glenville area sites help to characterize water quality in relation to potential sources of water pollution. Overall water quality, as evidenced by data collected on December 6, 2018, is acceptable but there is evidence to suggest the influence of soil erosion and runoff events on water quality.With the exception of total suspended solids and nitrate concentrations, all measured parameters exhibited lower concentrations compared to those observed in September 2018. The next quarterly monitoring event will take place in February 2019. Results from that monitoring event will be evaluated individually and in relation to the results presented in this report to evaluate temporal changes in water quality and evaluate sources of pollution.