Report on the Enlargement and Improvement of the Baltimore Water Supply

Report on the Enlargement and Improvement of the Baltimore Water Supply

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...Palls: --Privies (actual) 13 Privies (inside of legal limits) 615 House Drainage Ill Barnyards 120 Hog Pens 74 It is said that during the last three years the following nuisances have been abated on this watershed: --Collection of Samples--On June 19th and again on July 7th samples of water were collected from streams in various parts of the watershed of the Gunpowder River and analyzed ns mentioned in the case of those from the Jones' Falls Supply. On account of the much larger size of the watershed, however, only the larger streams were tested. The results of the analyses are given in the tables appended to this report. Suspended Matter--The samples collected on June 19th were all turbid on account of the heavy rainfall that occurred two days before, as the following figures show: SUSPENDED MATTER IN SAMPLES OF WATER FROM THE GUNPOWDER SUPPLY. The turbidities of the samples collected in the upper portion of the watershed near Whitehall were higher than those collected from some of the smaller feeders further south, indicating, what seems to be a general fact, that the smaller streams clear up more rapidly after a rain than the larger streams. On June 19th there was a general increase in the turbidity of the water downstream. Thus, the Little Falls branch at Whitehall had a turbidity of 80; the West Branch, near Whitehall. 90; the Gunpowder River below Phoenix. 110; the Gunpowder River above Warren, 120, and the Loch Raven Reservoir at the flam, 280. On July 7th, after several days of dry weather, this same increase in turbidity downstream was noticed, but the figures were all materially lower, ranging from 4 and 5 at Whitehall to 55 at the Loch Raven Dam. The waters that had a comparatively low turbidity gave a clear effluent when more

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