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New Quarterly Water Report Released - Q2 2019

Evaluation of Pollution Sources to Lake Glenville
by Kimberlee K Hall, PhD, Environmental Health Program
Western Carolina University

Summary: Overall water quality, as evidenced by data collected on June 19, 2019, is acceptable but there is evidence to suggest the influence of recent runoff events on nutrient concentrations, total suspended solids, and turbidity.

Chemical and microbial analysis of water samples collected at Lake Glenville area sites helps to characterize water quality in relation to potential sources of water pollution. Overall water quality, as evidenced by data collected on June 19, 2019, is acceptable but there is evidence to suggest the influence of recent runoff events on nutrient concentrations, total suspended solids, and turbidity. These concentrations were elevated compared to those observed in March 2019, most likely due to the ~0.5 inches of precipitation that fell during the afternoon of June 18. The next quarterly monitoring event will take place in September 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.

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