Water School

Archive by tag: organicReturn

What are total dissolved solids?

Total dissolved solids, or TDS, are the amount of minerals that remain when a water sample is completely evaporated, such as the water spots on your glassware.  TDS is a measurement of all organic and sometimes inorganic solids in water and is reported as milligrams per liter (mg/l). TDS includes elements and organic compounds such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, bicarbonates, chlorides, and sulfates.  TDS is used as a general indicator of water quality.
Read More

The information provided on this site is intended as background on water within the Brazos River basin. There should be no expectation that this information is all encompassing, complete or in any way examines every aspect of this very complex natural resource.

If you have questions about a post or would like additional information, please contact us or call 888-922-6272.

canoeing consumption environment classification wildlife gage depth industrial hydrilla water agricultural insurance wetlands drought water clarity cfs calcium surface water water plants estuary emergency use allens creek reservoir dam main stem rain invasive plants corps of engineers industry marsh hydropower tributary granbury groundwater septic water cycle volume farming flood pool sanitation water planning habitat gate corps wastewater septic system acre-feet runoff Board recreation fish kill bottled water camping channel PAM spillway sewage effluent use measure basin acre-foot electric companies sediment authority governance aquifer golden algea supply mainstem E coli water supply gas monitor streamflow beneficial use employment fertilizer aerobic possum kingdom pollutants gulf drilling chlorine streamflow oxygen medicine treatment agriculture flood control lake dock parasite flood bay water code environmental mission turbidity permit salinity filter stream contract smell lake levels storage fishing anaerobic canoe golden algae water rights hydrologic cycle hydrology wetland precipitation appropriation USGS map lake level planning bed and banks salt limestone watercourse lakes landscaping xeriscape lawn rights speaker water quality indirect re-use sludge subsidence district impound organic jobs meta tag inland system minerals subwatershed reservoir boating water use mgd chlorides releases solids municipal riverine dissolved solids mitigation riparian watershed conservation ground water soil evaporation subsidence lake well spring contaminants maps clarity TCEQ water treatment E. coli legislation costs infection kayak river quality direct re-use potable taste biosolids electricity brackish hunting climate fork inundated algae reservoirs pharmaceuticals drinking water