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WaterQualityWatch -- Continuous Real-Time Water Quality of Surface Water in the United States

Real-Time Nitrate, in mg/L as N

Map of , showing which states provide real-time computed water-quality data
375350097262800 07144100 06892513 07144780 06892350 Explanation

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No values are available for the last 6 hours.

The nitrate measurement is actually nitrate plus nitrite. Nitrite absorbs strongly at wavelengths similar to nitrate, and is not explicitly accounted for in the nitrate calculations by the sensors. For practical purposes, the concentration of nitrite is usually negligible in surface waters and has little effect on reported nitrate concentrations.

The "Real-time" map tracks short-term changes (over several hours) of water quality. Although the general appearance of the map changes very little from one hour to the next, individual sites may change rapidly in response to major rain events or to reservoir releases. The data used to produce this map are provisional.

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