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Texas Real-Time Water Quality

Nitrate plus nitrite, dissolved

Overview

Nitrogen is a nutrient necessary for growth and reproduction. Primary sources of nitrogen are fertilizers, animal wastes, and degradation of plant material. However, excessive inputs of nitrogen and phosphorus compounds to an aquatic environment can cause excessive algal growth resulting in eutrophication.
When algal blooms die, concentrations of dissolved oxygen are depleted, which can stress aquatic organisms and may cause taste-and-odor problems in water supplies.

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Diss. nitrate + nitrite

Click a station to view measurements of diss. nitrate + nitrite.

Station Name Station Identifier
Spring Creek near Spring, TX 08068500
East Fork San Jancinto River near New Caney, TX 08070200

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