Why are water quality data important?

This document gives a quick overview of why scientists pay attention to water quality, and the importance and expected ranges of each of the chemical measurements: temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and salinity.

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Why are water quality data important?, Vital Signs, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 2013