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Orthophosphorus, dissolved

Overview

Phosphorus is a nutrient necessary for growth and reproduction. Large inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds to the aquatic environment can cause excessive algal growth. When algal blooms die, concentrations of dissolved oxygen can become depleted, which can stress aquatic organisms and may cause taste-and-odor problems in water supplies.

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Diss. orthophosphorus

Click a station to view measurements of diss. orthophosphorus.

Station Name Station Identifier
Cedar Creek at Highway 56 at Olathe, KS 06892440
Olathe Lake near Olathe, KS 06892450
Blue R at Blue Ridge Ext in KC, MO 06893150
North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, KS 07144780
Cheney Reservoir near Cheney, KS 07144790

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