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Texas Real-Time Water Quality

Suspended sediment

Overview

Suspended sediment is a measurement of the particulate matter in water. High concentrations of suspended sediment can cause problems for fish by clogging gills and for aquatic plants by limiting growth because of reduced light penetration. Suspended sediment provides a medium for the accumulation and transport of other constituents such as phosphorus and bacteria and metals.

Stations That Measure or Compute Continuous Suspended sediment

Click a station to view measurements of suspended sediment.

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

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