Spatial Analysis of Atrazine in the Elm Fork Watershed Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Spatial Analysis of Atrazine in the Elm Fork Watershed

Creator

  • Author: Ochandio, Mario Roberto
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Waller, William T.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Ji, Minhe
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Atkinson, Samuel F.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2000-05

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This study assessed the water quality of the Elm Fork Watershed with regards to the herbicide Atrazine. Atrazine is a potential environmental endocrine disruptor and carcinogen. Overall, concentrations were lower than the four-quarter drinking water average of 3 µg/Lthe Maximum Contaminant Level set by the USEPA. However, three creek stations had four-quarter average concentrations greater than 3 µg/L, and virtually all samples exceeded the 0.1 µg/L standard set in Europe [1,2]. Statistically significant differences in concentrations were detected between the 27 sampling stations and areas of high concentrations were identified. However correlations between Atrazine concentrations and land-use and precipitation were not statistically significant. Further analysis with more detailed data should be conducted before any relationships are discarded.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Water quality -- Texas -- Elm Fork Region.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Atrazine -- Texas -- Elm Fork Region.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Elm Fork Region (Tex.) -- Environmental conditions.
  • Keyword: Elm Fork Watershed
  • Keyword: water quality
  • Keyword: atrazine

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Ochandio, Mario Roberto
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 47186285
  • UNT Catalog No.: b2300779
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc2510

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Environmental Science
  • Academic Department: Department of Biological Sciences
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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