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City of Austin Watershed Protection and Development Review Department
Water quality in Barton Springs and is associated outlets, Eliza, Old Mill and Upper Barton Springs, declines as flows decline. In addition, storm water impacts as indicated by specific conductance increase as spring flows decrease. During droughts, declining water quality is due to greater percentages of saline water mixing with "normal" Edwards Aquifer waters. Regression formulas allow for predictions of concentrations of specific conductance, nitrate, chloride, sulfate, and sodium that might be expected during severe droughts. Open Access - Permission by Publisher See Extended description for more information.
Barton Springs (Austin, Texas, United States), Eliza Spring (Travis County, Texas, United States), Old Mill Spring (Travis County, Texas, United States), Upper Barton Spring (Travis County, Texas, United States), United States, Geology
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Johns, David A., "Effects of low spring discharge on water quality at Barton, Eliza, and Old Mill springs, Austin Texas" (2006). KIP Data Sets and Technical Reports. 68.