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Kansas Real-Time Water Quality

Bicarbonate, dissolved


Bicarbonate is one of the solutes in the water that buffers the pH of natural waters to react with and neutralize acid. Sources of bicarbonate are limestone and decomposition of organic matter. Bicarbonate is important in determining a stream's ability to neutralize acidic pollution from rainfall or wastewater. Bicarbonate concentration in water may be used by water treatment managers to determine amounts of chemicals to add during the treatment process.

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Bicarbonate

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Station Name Station Identifier
Little Arkansas River at Highway 50 near Halstead, KS 07143672
Little Arkansas River near Sedgwick, KS 07144100
North Fork Ninnescah River above Cheney Reservoir, KS 07144780

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