2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Science

Analysis of pesticide content of Forest Lake and Hazel Creek Lake (Adair County, Missouri)
Heather L. Young*, Dale Pahls, Shannon Earhart, and Rebecca Dutcher
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor

The presence of pesticides in bodies of water commonly occurs through agricultural runoff and can cause harm to the ecosystem of that body of water. The drinking water supply to Kirksville Missouri is supplied by Hazel Creek Lake. Forest Lake supplies recreation to Northeast Missouri, as well as natural habitat to wildlife. As a part of a large project to understand the health of these two lakes, the presence of common pesticides (alpha chlordane, gamma chlordane, atrazine and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)) was investigated. In November 2006, water samples from 5 sites at each lake were collected, concentrated with solid phase extraction (SPE) and later analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Keywords: Forest Lake, Hazel Creek Lake, Pesticides, Environmental

Topic(s):Chemistry

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 8-2
Location: OP Lobby
Time: 4:15 pm

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