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Water Quality in the Duncan Valley Basin

Sites with parameter concentrations that have equaled or exceeded drinking water standard(s) (DWS), including location and parameter(s) are shown in Table 3.7-7A.  Impaired lakes and streams with site type, name, length of impaired stream reach, area of impaired lake, designated use standard and parameter(s) exceeded is shown in Table 3.7-7B.  Figure 3.7-9 shows the location of exceedences and impairment keyed to Table 3.7-7.  Not all parameters were measured at all sites; selective sampling for particular constituents is common.  A description of water quality data sources and methods is found in Volume 1, Appendix A. 

Well, Mine or Spring sites that have equaled or exceeded drinking water standards (DWS)

  • Refer to Table 3.7-7A.
  • Thirty-seven sites have parameter concentrations that have equaled or exceeded DWS. 

  • The most frequently equaled or exceeded parameter was arsenic.

  • Other parameters commonly equaled or exceeded in the sites measured in this basin were nitrate, total dissolved solids, mercury, cadmium and radionuclides. 

Lakes and Streams with impaired waters

  • Refer to Table 3.7-7B.
  • Water quality standards were exceeded in one 15 mile reach of the Gila River.
  • The parameter exceeded in this reach was selenium.
  • This reach is part of the ADEQ water quality improvement effort called the Total Maximum Daily Load  (TMDL) program.  The draft TMDL report is underway.

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Duncan Valley Basin

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Water Quality Conditions

 

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