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TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM

TO: Fred Likkel, Whatcom Family Farmers

FROM: Kevin Lindsey, PhD, LHg, Alicia Candelaria

DATE: 12 October 2017

SUBJECT: Long Term Mann-Kendall Trend Analysis of Nitrate Water Quality Data, Sumas-
Blaine Area, Whatcom County, Washington

1. INTRODUCTION
This report describes a Mann-Kendall linear regression analysis performed on long term
groundwater nitrate data from 39 groundwater wells in the Sumas-Blaine area of Whatcom
County. The objective of the proposed work is to evaluate existing groundwater nitrate data sets
and geospatial information to identify potential temporal and geospatial trends with respect to the
occurrence of groundwater nitrate in the Sumas-Blaine portion of the Nooksack River valley in
Whatcom County, Washington. This work was funded by Whatcom Family Farmers in its efforts
to better understand potential effects of dairy operations on groundwater nitrate occurrence.
The project area, well locations, and general land use, including currently or recently active
dairies, are shown on Figure 1. The nitrate data was downloaded from the Washington State
Department of Ecology (Ecology) Environmental Information Management (EIM) database.
Most of the wells selected for analysis were used in the Ecology Sumas-Blaine Aquifer Nitrate
Contamination Summary (Ecology, 2013). Several additional wells found in the EIM database
having multiple nitrate analyses are included in this analysis. Information about the wells
evaluated is listed in Table 1.
The primary water supply aquifer in the study area is the Sumas-Blaine aquifer. The Sumas-
Blaine aquifer is likely the most productive and widely used in the area (Lindsay et al., 2013),
being a common source for irrigation, single family domestic, and public water systems in the
Northwestern portion of the area. Average depth to groundwater ranges from less than 10 feet
below the ground surface (ft bgs) in the west to over 50 ft bgs to the east (Lindsay et al., 2013).
Regionally groundwater in the Sumas-Blaine aquifer in the study area tends to flow towards two
rivers, the Nooksack River and the Sumas River (Lindsay et al., 2013). Locally groundwater
flows toward the smaller tributary systems (Lindsay et al., 2013). The Sumas-Blaine aquifer
extends north into British Columbia and groundwater does flow south across the International
border toward the Nooksack River.
The primary rivers in the project area are the Nooksack and Sumas. The Nooksack River bisects
the study area. It flows west from the Cascade Mountain Range, east of the study area, to
Bellingham Bay, west of the study area. The Sumas River meanders along the eastern boundary
of the study area, and flows from the western low-lands of the Cascades north in British
Columbia. Land use in the study area consists primarily of agriculture, rural residences, and

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small communities (Figure 1), including Lynden in the center of the area, Everson and
Nooksack in the east, and Ferndale to the south. There are a number of dairy operations in the
study area as well. The approximate locations for these facilities are provided on Figure 1.
The 39 wells were selected to include the 25 wells sampled annually as part of the Sumas-Blain
Aquifer Nitrate Contamination Summary. The additional 14 wells were selected based on the
following criteria: their data records included part or all of the sample date range for the original
25 wells, their sample record had three or more sampling events, and they were professionally
judged to fill a spatial need such as existing between a well of high concertation and a well of
low concentration or were down gradient of a high concentration well or CAFO operation. All 39
wells were assumed to be screened in the Sumas-Blain aquifer.

2. ANALYSIS METHOD
The Mann-Kendall trend analysis is a test that evaluates whether a data series tends to have
increasing or decreasing values with time by comparing each later-measured value to all the
earlier measured values (Walpole et al., 2007; Singh et al., 2015a). The analysis assumes the data
does not conform to a normal random distribution (a bell curve), and that a measured data point
can be considered less than, equal to, or greater than another measured value in the time series
(Walpole et al., 2007). The Mann-Kendall analysis works well for environmental water quality
results where data distribution is generally not normal, but often skewed toward a natural
condition such as a background concentration. Due to the robustness to outliers and the
assumption of a non-normal distribution, the Mann-Kendall analysis has been used for trend
analysis of various types of environmental data (Hipel and Mcleod, 1994).
2.1 Mann-Kendall Analysis
The Mann-Kendall trend analysis seeks to either confirm or reject the presence of a statistically
significant trend. If the data exhibit a random normal distribution, then there is no statistically
significant trend (Walpole et al., 2007; Singh et al., 2015a). The Mann-Kendall Analysis uses
primary test statistics to determine whether there is a linear trend in the time series data, the
Kendall score statistic (S), and the normalized Kendall score statistic.
The Mann-Kendall method treats each sample as a separate event and duplicate samples are
treated as their own sample event. In most cases these duplicates result in an equal value
comparison and increase the likelihood of no statistically significant trend in samples where
duplicates are often collected. To avoid the false result of equal relationships and possibly
receiving a false result of no statistically significant trend, parent and duplicate sample
concentrations are averaged together to achieve a single concentration for a combined sampling
event.
The Kendall score, S, is computed by comparing the later-measured value to the previous values
and assigning either a -1,0, or 1, based on respectively, whether there in a decrease between the
values, the values are equal, or there is an increase between the values. S is then computed as a
summation of these assigned values. When S is a large positive number, there is an
increasing/positive trend in the data. When S is a large negative number there is a decreasing
trend in the data, and when the absolute S value is small there is no trend in the data (Walpole et
al., 2007). The maximum and minimum values of S depend on the number of measured data

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points. Once the direction of the trend is determined the statistical significance of the trend is
determined by the p-value discussed below.
When a sample size is large or there are a large enough number of observations, the Mann-
Kendall analysis uses the normalized values of the Kendall score to determine if there is a
statistically significant increasing or decreasing trend. The same comparison applies as with the
Kendall score. If the Normalized S is a large negative number, the trend is negative. A large
positive Normalized S indicates an increasing trend. Once the direction and magnitude of the
trend are determined the critical value is used to determine the significance instead of the p-
value. Generally, a large sample size or number of observations is more than 20 observations.
The software used for this analysis considers more than 22 observations to be a large sample
size.
If the absolute values of S and Normalized S are significantly different from zero, then ordinary
least squares (OLS) trend line slope and intercept can be used to identify increasing or
decreasing trends in the data. The OLS trend line is determined by calculating the line which
minimizes the error (or distance) between every data point and the trend line (Walpole et al.,
2007).
The p-value for a data series is a measurement of normality in the data, and it provides a
measurement of statistical significance for a linear trend in the data (Singh et al., 2015a). The p-
value ranges from 0 to 1, and is a normalized function of the residual data measurements
deviation from the data set’s mean value (Walpole et al., 2007). A p-value equal to 1 indicates a
perfect normal distribution, and indicates that the Mann-Kendal method of analysis is not
appropriate, since it assumes a non-normal distribution (Walpole et al., 2007). A small p-value
near zero, indicates a non-normal distribution and a possible statistically significant trend.
Statistical significance depends on the level of the confidence interval selected for the analysis
(Walpole et al., 2007; Singh et al., 2015a). Where p-values are less than 0.05 a statistically
significant trend is interpreted and the null hypothesis. A p-value greater than 0.05 would be
considered failure to reject the null hypothesis and the absence of an increasing or decreasing
trend.
The critical value for statistical significance is based on the number of observations and the
confidence interval. The critical value for a given number of observations at the desired
confidence interval is determined by standardized, published, look-up tables available in most
statistical text books.
2.2 ProUCL 5.1
For this study, the software package ProUCL version 5.1.002 (ProUCL) was used. ProUCL is a
statistical data analysis software for environmental data containing both detects and non-detects.
The software was designed for use by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and its
contractors, but has been made available for free to those who work and study in the
environmental fields (Singh et al., 2015a,b). Using ProUCL data analysis included the following
steps:
1. The time series data for each well was entered in to ProUCL.
2. The Mann-Kendal trend analysis was selected with a 95 percent confidence interval and a
least squares slope trend line.

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3. ProUCL then calculated general statistics including the mean and standard deviation, the
values of S, normalized S, the variance of S (Var(S)), and the least squares trend line
slope and intercept (Singh et al., 2015a,b).
4. In addition, ProUCL was used to evaluate the p-value for the desired confidence interval
as another measurement to use in rejecting the null, and to determine if the use of the
Mann-Kendal approach is appropriate (Singh et al., 2015a,b). ProUCL calculates the p-
value based on the selected confidence interval. A 95% confidence interval was selected
for this analysis.
As previously mentioned, the Mann-Kendall analysis is robust to outliers meaning one individual
data point that spikes significantly above or below previous values will not result in false trend.
This robustness is in part due to the fact the analysis only compares a single data value to the
previous data value, and determines whether it is increasing, decreasing, or staying the same. The
amount of time that passes between the two points is not a factor in the analysis; therefore, when
ProUCL 5.1 generates trend plots the x-axis is labeled “generated event” and all sampling points
appear equal distance for their respective sample well. Data plots for each well, and the results of
the statistical analyses are found in Appendix A. The results of the analyses are summarized in
Table 1.
2.3 Assumptions
Several assumptions were made prior to completing the Mann-Kendall analysis. These are
described in the following paragraphs.

The Mann-Kendall method treats each sample as a separate event which means duplicate
samples would be treated as their own sample event, and in most cases result in an equal value
comparison and increase the likely hood of no statistically significant trend in locations where
duplicates are often collected. To avoid the false result of equal relationships and possibly
receiving a false result of no statistically significant trend, parent and duplicate sample
concentrations were averaged together to achieve a single concentration for the associated
sampling event.

When performing a Mann-Kendall trend analysis non-detect results, samples where the analyte
was not detected above the method detection limit, can either be entered with the concentration
equal to the method detection limit, or left as a non-detect. Leaving the sample as a non-detect
means that the individual sample event is not included as part of the trend analysis. There are
pros and cons to both methods. Setting the concentration limit to the method detection limit
assumes that the concentration is never zero, thus it allows for the minimum presence of nitrate.
This assumption can lead to a result of a false trend when the method detection limit varies
between sampling events due to the change in laboratory method detections limits resulting from
the use of different labs or analytical methods over the sampling record. Due to the nature of the
sampling record downloaded from the DOE EIM and the presence of multiple laboratories,
methods, and method detection limits, reported non-detections were left as non-detects and not
used in the analysis.
Only three wells had non-detects present in their data records, wells AKG-726, TIMMMW1D,
and TIMMMW1S. Nitrate concentrations in all three wells were well below 10 mg/L for the

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entire sampling record. Pro-UCL tracks the entire record, counts, and reports the number of non-
detects for each well analyzed.

3. TEMPORAL TREND OBSERVATIONS
Data for the 39 wells evaluated for this effort was downloaded via the DOE EIM online database
portal. It was entered in ProUCL (Singh et al., 2015c) by uploading a spreadsheet of the data.
Basic evaluation results with respect to decreasing trends, increasing trends, no trends, and
spatial characteristics are summarized below. Generally, these records span from 2003 to 2016.
3.1 Decreasing Trends
Of the 39 wells analyzed, 17 have statistically significant decreasing trends (Table 1). With
respect to these 17 wells:
• Wells 3930H1(BCS953), 39307K2(BCS952), 40227C1(BCS969), 40315L1(BCS973),
and AKG-725 have average nitrate concentrations above 10mg/L. Their most recent
nitrate concentrations are also above 10 mg/L.
• Wells 40214P1(BCS962), 41333M1(BCS970), and AKG-724 have average
concentrations above the MCL, but their most recent sample results are below 10 mg/L.
• Wells 39212K2(BCS954), 39221H1(BCS956),40221J5(BCS961), 40223A3 (BCS958),
40226B1(BCS959), AKG-727, N41431Q1(ABO112), and TIMMMW1S have average
concentrations below 10 mg/L. The data record for TIMMMWIS ends in 2005.
Closely spaced wells displaying decreasing trends are found in the southwestern part of the
project area south of the Nooksack River along and west of Highway 539, an area west of
Highway 539 and north of the Nooksack River, and several areas north and east of the City of
Lynden (Figure 2). In addition, several wells displaying decreasing trends are close to wells with
no trend or an increasing trend, including in the east part of the City of Lynden.
3.2 Increasing Trends
Of the 39 wells analyzed, only 4 have statistically significant increasing trends (Table 1). With
respect to these 4 wells:
• One well, 39215J1(BCS955) has an increasing trend, but the average concentration and
most recent sampling result are below 10 mg/L.
• Two wells, 39203Q1 and 40316H1 also have increasing trends, but the records end in
2005 and their average concentrations were below the MCL at that time.
• The fourth well with an increasing trend, well 40332L1, has an average concentration
slightly above 10 mg/L; however, the data record is only available from 2003 to 2004.
As noted in the preceding bullets three of the wells with increasing trends have short data records
and have not been sampled recently. Only well 39215J1(BCS955) has a recent data record, from
2003 to 2016, with an increasing trend, but with nitrate concentrations below 10 mg/L. The areas
seeing increasing trends are widely separated by areas of decreasing or no trend (Figure 2).
Given that, while areas with increasing trends south of the Nooksack River have persisted
relatively unchanged through the data set (Figures 3, 4, and 5), the one found in the City of

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Lynden as seen increasing nitrate concentrations over the period of record of the data we
analyzed.
3.3 No Trends
Of the 39 wells analyzed, 18 wells are found to have no statistically significant trend. Nitrate
concentrations in these wells fluctuate but never consistently increase or decrease (Table 1).
With respect to these wells:
• Eight wells, including wells 39211F1, 39212C1 (AGF141), 40211P1 (BCS957),
40222D1 (BCS963), 4033L1 (BCS967), AKG0409, TIMMMW1D have average nitrate
concentrations below 10 mg/L, with individual nitrate concentrations remaining below 10
mg/L for most of the sampling events. The record for TIMMMWID ends in 2005.
• Wells 39308F2, 39317H1,40305N3(BCS964), 413000(BCS971), and AGO409 have
average values above 10 mg/L, but with measured concentrations below 10 mg/L for the
most recent events. The data record for well 39308F2 ends in 2005.
• Wells 40307H1 and N0332M2 also have average values above 10 mg/L. However, the
records for these two wells ended in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
• Finally, wells 40226D2(BCS960), 40308P1(BCS965), and 40310F1(BCS968) have
average values and recent nitrate concentrations above 10 mg/L.
Areas characterized by no trend occur across the project area (Figure 2), commonly separating
areas displaying either increasing or decreasing trends. Given that, there are several locations
where wells without a discernable trend are found close to wells with decreasing trends.
3.4 Spatial-Temporal Distribution
Three maps were generated to show basic spatial-temporal changes in the distribution of the
groundwater nitrate data for which we did the trend analysis. These maps were constructed for
data collected in March 2004, 2010, and 2016. General observations from these maps include the
following:
• The 2004 groundwater nitrate map (Figure 3) shows two areas with nitrate
concentrations higher than 20 mg/L, one on either side of the Nooksack River in the
western part of the project area.
• Comparing the 2004 groundwater nitrate map (Figure 3) to the 2010 (Figure 4), and
2016 (Figure 5) groundwater nitrate maps the two areas with nitrate concentrations
above 20 mg/L in 2004 generally show decreasing concentrations with the apparent size
of the affected areas potentially decreasing.
• Comparing groundwater nitrate distributions in the northeastern part of the area, nitrate
concentrations are generally increasing, with the affected area potentially increasing in
size from 2004 (Figure 3) to 2010 (Figure 4) to 2016 (Figure 5).
• The areas of high concentration for all three selected years are separated by extensive
areas displaying groundwater nitrate concentrations less than 10 mg/L. These areas of
generally lower nitrate concentrations are relatively persistent, although there is some
apparent variation in size over time (Figures 3, 4, and 5).

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Some general observations were also made with regards to the distribution of groundwater
nitrate and land use. There does not appear to be a correlation with dairy locations and high or
increasing nitrate trends, even where regional groundwater flow towards the Nooksack River is
considered. The scale of this study does not allow for any single source to be pinpointed, rather it
suggests that a range of nitrate producing activities including agriculture, dairy, rural
developments, and urban activities may all be contributing nitrate. There are some consistently
elevated nitrate levels; however, they also do not appear to all relate to single type of land use.

5. SUMMARY AND FINDINGS
A Mann-Kendall regression analysis was performed on groundwater nitrate data for 39 wells in
the Sumas-Blaine area of Whatcom County. The analysis found that 17 wells have statistically
significant decreasing nitrate trends. Clustered, or closely spaced, wells displaying decreasing
trends are found in the southwestern part of the project area south of the Nooksack River along
and west of Highway 539, an area west of Highway 539 and north of the Nooksack River, and
several areas north and east of the City of Lynden. In addition, several wells displaying
decreasing trends are close to wells with no trend or an increasing trend, including in the east
part of the City of Lynden.
Eighteen wells are found to have no statistically significant trend. The data fluctuates but never
consistently increases or decreases. Areas characterized by no trend occur across the project area
(Figure 2), commonly separating the areas displaying either increasing or decreasing trends.
Several clusters of wells without a discernable trend are found close to wells with decreasing
trends. Wells with no trends, but generally above 10 mg/L, like north of Lynden and a few south
of the Nooksack River, could be considered wells of interest along with several wells in the same
areas with increasing trends consistently higher than 10 mg/L, the regulatory limit.
Only 4 wells have statistically significant increasing trends; however, only one of the wells has a
recent data record which shows nitrate concentrations below 10 mg/L. The areas with increasing
trends are separated by wide areas of decreasing or no trend well clusters (Figure 2). The areas
of elevated nitrate south of the Nooksack River have persisted through the data set. The area of
elevated nitrate found in the City of Lynden has seen increasing nitrate concentrations over the
period of record of the data analyzed. As discussed previously, these two areas may warrant
additional concern.
Combining the results of the long term trend analysis (Table 1, Figure 2, and Appendix A),
with land use shown on Figure 1, and with the nitrate concentration contours shown on Figure 3
through Figure 5, we do not draw a direct correlation between the distribution and trends of
groundwater nitrate and any specific land use. The results of this analysis indicate that a variety
of land uses, including changing land uses over time are impacting the distribution and trends of
nitrate in groundwater in Whatcom County. In addition, there appears to be some groundwater
nitrate effects originating north of the International Border.
The results of the analysis show relatively stable groundwater nitrate concentrations below 10
mg/l and decreasing groundwater nitrate concentrations are more prevalent than relatively stable
groundwater concentrations above 10 mg/L and increasing groundwater nitrate concentrations.
This is a positive sign with respect to groundwater contamination across the project area.

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Regardless of the prevalence of stable wells below the standard and decreasing trends, there do
appear to be a several areas in the County that warrant additional concern with respect to
elevated and/or increasing groundwater nitrate concentrations.

6. REFERENCES
Ecology, 2013. Sumas-Blaine Aquifer Nitrate Contamination Summary. Washington Department
of Ecology Publication No. 12-03-026.
Hipel, K.W. and McLeod, A.I. 1994. Time Series Modeling of Water Resources and
Environmental Systems, Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN: 0-444-89270-2.
Lindsay, C. and C. Bandaragoda, 2013. Understanding WRIA 1 aquifers. In Bandaragoda, C., C.
Lindsay, J. Greenberg, and M. Dumas, editors. WRIA 1 Groundwater Data Assessment,
Whatcom County PUD #1, Whatcom County, WA. WRIA 1 Joint Board. Retrieved 17
April 2017, from http://wria1project.whatcomcounty.org/.
Singh, A. Ph.D., Singh, A.K., Ph.D. 1995a. ProUCL Version 5.1.002 Technical Guide,
Statistical Software for Environmental Applications for Data Sets with and without
Nondetect Observations. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. www.epa.gov. October.
Singh, A. Ph.D., Singh, A.K., PhD. 1995b. ProUCL Version 5.1.002 User Guide, Statistical
Software for Environmental Applications for Data Sets with and without Nondetect
Observations. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. www.epa.gov. October.
Singh, A.Ph.D., Singh, A.K. PhD. 1995c. ProUCL Version 5.1.002. U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. www.epa.gov. October.
Walpole, R.E., Myers, H.R., Myers, S.L., Ye, K. 2007. Probability and Statistics for Engineers
and Scientist. Eighth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

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Figures

1 Project Area Location Map

2 Well Locations and Trends

3 March 2004 Nitrate Concentrations in Wells

4 March 2010 Nitrate Concentrations in Wells

5 March 2016 Nitrate Concentrations in Wells

Tables

1 Well Details and Statistical Analysis Results Summary Sumas-Blaine Area,
Whatcom County, Washington

Attachment

A Data Analysis

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2005 or earlier
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NT (b, 2005) )
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! )
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39308F2
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39215J1 (BCS955) 39317H1 (BCS951)
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Figure 2. Well Locations and Trends

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( 4.5
12.6
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Approximate Nitrate Contours (mg/L)
)
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10
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10

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40222D1 (BCS963) 18.3
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(
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Whatcom County Nitrate
)
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3 10.7
10

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5

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" Concentrations in Wells
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LEGEND
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"
NR
TIMMMW1S!
WA Dairies 2017
)
" TIMMMW1D !
(
NR
5
!
40315L1 (BCS973)
)
"
NR
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( 3
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" (
! 40214P1 (BCS962)
Approximate Nitrate Contours (mg/L)
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40222D1 (BCS963) 14.9
7.36 (
! )
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40223A3 (BCS958)
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4.7
10
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March 2010 Nitrate Concentrations (mg/L)
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2.27
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)
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(
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!

Whatcom County Nitrate
)
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5
3 (
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)
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" TIMMMW1S
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" NR 40315L1 (BCS973) )
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4.35
6.97 Approximate Nitrate Contours (mg/L)
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40223A3 (BCS958) )
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)
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! 1.53 3
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" March 2016 Nitrate Concentrations (mg/L)
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! 3.0 to 4.99
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(
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(
!
!
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40331P3 (BCS966)
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10 !
(
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)
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"
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NR !
(
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!
!
!
39307K2 (BCS952) 39308F2
)
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!
)
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)
" )
" Miles

5
(
!
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" (
!
!
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2.79
6.99 Whatcom County Nitrate
Figure 5. March 2016 Nitrate
)
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5

3 Concentrations in Wells
(
!
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Tables
Table 1. Well Details and Statistical Analysis Results Summary
Summas-Blaine Area, Whatcom County, Washington

Range of Nitrate Concentrations
Average Nitrate
Concentration (ppm Minimum (ppm Maximum (ppm Statistically Significant
Well ID Study ID Record Date Range or mg/L) or mg/L) or mg/L) Nitrate Trend Comments1
39203Q1 39203Q1 03/17/2003 - 01/13/2005 2.14 0.19 4.51 Increasing Trend Increasing trend, but below standard for enitre record. Record ends in 2005.
39211F1 39211F1 03/17/2003 - 03/02/2005 3.35 0.11 6.31 No Trend Below standard for entire record.
39212C1 AGF141 03/17/2003 - 03/23/2016 9.00 6.75 12.1 No Trend Flucutates above and below the standard.
39212K2 BCS954 03/17/2003 - 03/23/2016 3.20 1.13 6.55 Decreasing Trend Below standard for entire record.
39215J1 BCS955 03/17/2003 - 03/23/2016 2.67 1.60 4.35 Increasing Trend Increasing trend, but below standard for entire record.
39221H1 BCS956 03/17/2003 - 03/23/2016 6.26 2.37 10.8 Decreasing Trend Only above standard for the 03/17/2003 sampling event. Below standard since May 2003.
39307H1 BCS953 03/17/2003 - 03/23/2016 29.35 16.6 37.4 Decreasing Trend Above standard, but decreasing trend. Above standard for entire record.
39307K2 BCS952 03/17/2003 - 03/08/2012 18.64 11.2 28.7 Decreasing Trend Above standard, but decreasing trend. Above standard for entire record.
39308F2 39308F2 03/18/2003 - 03/23/2016 13.73 7.53 16.3 No Trend Most recent sampling event below standard. Below standard since 2005.
39317H1 BCS951 03/18/2003 - 03/23/2016 10.40 0.28 22.1 No Trend Most recent sampling event below standard. Below standard since 2009.
40211P1 BCS957 03/19/2003 - 03/22/2016 3.81 0.96 7.81 No Trend Below standard for entire record.
40214P1 BCS962 03/19/2003 - 03/21/2016 17.28 2.12 25.3 Decreasing Trend Decreasing trend, and most recent sampling event below standard. Fluctuates above and below the standard.
40221J5 BCS961 03/19/2003 - 03/21/2016 7.00 1.82 12.8 Decreasing Trend Below standard since May 2003.
40222D1 BCS963 03/19/2003 - 03/21/2016 4.53 1.60 9.77 No Trend Below standard for entire record.
40223A3 BCS958 03/19/2003 - 03/21/2016 6.55 1.36 12.7 Decreasing Trend Only above standard for the 03/19/2003 sampling event. Below standard since May 2003.
40226B1 BCS959 03/18/2003 - 03/21/2016 8.72 4.03 15.0 Decreasing Trend Below standard since 2005.
40226D2 BCS960 03/18/2003 - 03/21/2016 21.83 8.37 43.1 No Trend Watch for trend development. Most recent event above standard.
40227C1 BCS969 09/18/2003 - 03/21/2016 15.87 4.42 36.5 Decreasing Trend Above standard, but decreasing. Fluctuates above and below the standard.
40303B1 BCS972 03/19/2003 - 03/22/2016 10.49 7.80 17.8 Decreasing Trend Decreasing trend. Fluctuates near the standard.
40305N3 BCS964 03/19/2003 - 03/22/2016 10.39 2.30 24.1 No Trend Most recent sampling event below standard. Below the standard since 2010.
40307H1 40307H1 03/19/2003 - 01/21/2004 17.02 13.3 20.2 No Trend Above standard for entire record, but reccord ends in 2004.
40308P1 BCS965 05/14/2003 - 03/17/2015 12.67 5.83 21.7 No Trend
Watch for trend development. Most recent event above standard. Large fluctuations both above and below the standard.
40310F1 BCS968 03/19/2003 - 03/22/2016 14.51 10.1 28.4 No Trend Watch for trend development. Above standard for entire record.
40315L1 BCS973 03/20/2003 - 03/24/2016 12.89 9.83 15.6 Decreasing Trend Above standard, but decreasing trend. Above standard for entire record.
40316H1 40316H1 03/20/2003 - 03/03/2005 8.16 3.44 11.3 Increasing Trend Increasing trend, but reccord ends in 2005. Above standard from 2004-2005.
40331L1 BCS967 03/18/2003 - 03/24/2016 6.50 2.69 9.92 No Trend Below standard for entire record.
40331P3 BCS966 03/18/2003 - 03/24/2016 10.07 4.21 23.2 No Trend Below standard since 2009.
40332L1 40332L1 03/18/2003 - 09/16/2004 11.53 9.53 13.6 Increasing Trend Increasing trend, but reccord ends in 2004. Above standard from 2003-2004
413000 BCS971 03/20/2003 - 03/22/2013 13.88 7.52 20.5 No Trend Below standard since 2009.
41333M1 BCS970 03/20/2003 - 03/22/2016 13.56 6.91 33.9 Decreasing Trend Decreasing trend, and below standard since 2013.
AGO409 AGO409 04/01/2009 - 03/19/2013 10.46 8.10 13.7 No Trend Below standard since 2012.
AKG-724 AKG-724 09/21/2004 - 03/07/2011 12.79 2.42 27.8 Decreasing Trend
Decreasing trend, and most recent sampling event below standard. Large fluctuations above and below the standard.
AKG-725 AKG-725 09/20/2004 - 03/07/2011 17.25 6.42 35.5 Decreasing Trend Above standard, but decreasing trend. Large fluctuations above and below the standard.
AKG-726 AKG-726 10/19/2004 - 06/16/2009 0.04 Not Detected 0.33 No Trend Below standard for entire record. Record contains non-detects.
AKG-727 AKG-727 09/20/2004 - 03/07/2011 8.94 0.54 22.8 Decrceasing Trend Large fluctuations above and below the standard. Majority of event below the standard.
N40332M2 N40332M2 03/21/1997 - 03/02/2005 15.38 10.0 32.3 No Trend Above standard, reccord ends in 2005.
N41431Q1 ABO112 02/18/1997 - 03/22/2016 9.41 4.55 13.8 Decreasing Trend Below standard since 2012.
TIMMMW1D TIMMMW1D 07/15/2003 - 03/02/2005 0.02 Not Detected 0.02 No Trend Below standard for entire record. Record contains non-detects.
TIMMMW1S TIMMMW1S 07/15/2003 - 03/02/2005 0.72 Not Detected 4.50 Decreasomg Trend Below standard for entire record. Record contains non-detects.
Notes:
1
The "standard refered to in the comments is the maximum contamination limit (MCL) for nitrate in drinking water, which is equal to 10 ppm (milligrams per liter).
Bold = above the MCL for nitrate.
ppm = parts per million
mg/L = milligrams per liter

Whatcom County, Washington Technical Memorandum for Whatom Family Farmers
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Attachment A

Data Analysis
Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39203q1

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 13
Number Values Reported (n) 13
Minimum 0.194
Maximum 4.51
Mean 2.141
Geometric Mean 1.483
Median 1.92
Standard Deviation 1.584
Coefficient of Variation 0.74

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 40
Tabulated p-value 0.007
Standard Deviation of S 16.39
Standardized Value of S 2.379
Approximate p-value 0.00867

Statistically significant evidence of an increasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39211f1

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 13
Number Values Reported (n) 13
Minimum 0.106
Maximum 6.285
Mean 3.346
Geometric Mean 2.305
Median 3.29
Standard Deviation 2.017
Coefficient of Variation 0.603

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 0
Tabulated p-value 0.524
Standard Deviation of S 16.39
Standardized Value of S N/A
Approximate p-value N/A

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39212c1 (agf141)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 6.75
Maximum 12.1
Mean 9.001
Geometric Mean 8.9
Median 8.9
Standard Deviation 1.399
Coefficient of Variation 0.155

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 47
Tabulated p-value 0.088
Standard Deviation of S 33.1
Standardized Value of S 1.39
Approximate p-value 0.0823

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39212k2 (bcs954)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 22
Number Values Reported (n) 22
Minimum 1.13
Maximum 6.36
Mean 3.199
Geometric Mean 2.863
Median 3.035
Standard Deviation 1.515
Coefficient of Variation 0.474

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -92
Tabulated p-value 0.004
Standard Deviation of S 35.45
Standardized Value of S -2.567
Approximate p-value 0.00513

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39215j1 (bcs955)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 20
Number Values Reported (n) 20
Minimum 1.6
Maximum 4.35
Mean 2.667
Geometric Mean 2.607
Median 2.64
Standard Deviation 0.601
Coefficient of Variation 0.225

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 60
Tabulated p-value 0.027
Standard Deviation of S 30.82
Standardized Value of S 1.914
Approximate p-value 0.0278

Statistically significant evidence of an increasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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From File Input.xls
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Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39221h1 (bcs956)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 20
Number Values Reported (n) 20
Minimum 2.37
Maximum 10.8
Mean 6.258
Geometric Mean 5.697
Median 6.74
Standard Deviation 2.539
Coefficient of Variation 0.406

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -132
Tabulated p-value 0
Standard Deviation of S 30.82
Standardized Value of S -4.25
Approximate p-value 1.0679E-5

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39307h1 (bcs953)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 16.6
Maximum 37.4
Mean 29.35
Geometric Mean 28.79
Median 32
Standard Deviation 5.6
Coefficient of Variation 0.191

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -106
Tabulated p-value 0.001
Standard Deviation of S 33.09
Standardized Value of S -3.174
Approximate p-value 7.5288E-4

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39307k2 (bcs952)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 17
Number Values Reported (n) 17
Minimum 11.2
Maximum 28.7
Mean 18.64
Geometric Mean 18.2
Median 19.4
Standard Deviation 4.132
Coefficient of Variation 0.222

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -65
Tabulated p-value 0.004
Standard Deviation of S 24.26
Standardized Value of S -2.639
Approximate p-value 0.00416

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39308f2

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 7
Number Values Reported (n) 7
Minimum 7.53
Maximum 16.3
Mean 13.73
Geometric Mean 13.38
Median 14.5
Standard Deviation 2.943
Coefficient of Variation 0.214

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -4
Tabulated p-value 0.281
Standard Deviation of S 6.583
Standardized Value of S -0.456
Approximate p-value 0.324

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-39317h1 (bcs951)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 0.284
Maximum 22.1
Mean 10.4
Geometric Mean 8.476
Median 8.26
Standard Deviation 5.434
Coefficient of Variation 0.523

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -42
Tabulated p-value 0.109
Standard Deviation of S 33.12
Standardized Value of S -1.238
Approximate p-value 0.108

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

Page 10 of 39
Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40211p1 (bcs957)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 16
Number Values Reported (n) 16
Minimum 0.956
Maximum 7.81
Mean 3.811
Geometric Mean 3.351
Median 3.77
Standard Deviation 1.831
Coefficient of Variation 0.481

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 3
Tabulated p-value 0.482
Standard Deviation of S 22.19
Standardized Value of S 0.0901
Approximate p-value 0.464

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40214p1 (bcs962)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 22
Number Values Reported (n) 22
Minimum 9.76
Maximum 25.3
Mean 17.28
Geometric Mean 16.99
Median 17.25
Standard Deviation 3.251
Coefficient of Variation 0.188

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -98
Tabulated p-value 0.002
Standard Deviation of S 35.38
Standardized Value of S -2.741
Approximate p-value 0.00306

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40221j5 (bcs961)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 22
Number Values Reported (n) 22
Minimum 1.83
Maximum 12.8
Mean 7
Geometric Mean 6.359
Median 6.24
Standard Deviation 2.884
Coefficient of Variation 0.412

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -139
Tabulated p-value 0
Standard Deviation of S 35.46
Standardized Value of S -3.891
Approximate p-value 4.9851E-5

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40222d1 (bcs963)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 1.6
Maximum 9.425
Mean 4.53
Geometric Mean 4.032
Median 4.47
Standard Deviation 2.109
Coefficient of Variation 0.466

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 25
Tabulated p-value 0.246
Standard Deviation of S 33.1
Standardized Value of S 0.725
Approximate p-value 0.234

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40223a3 (bcs958)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 19
Number Values Reported (n) 19
Minimum 1.36
Maximum 12.7
Mean 6.554
Geometric Mean 5.599
Median 6.62
Standard Deviation 3.205
Coefficient of Variation 0.489

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -49
Tabulated p-value 0.047
Standard Deviation of S 28.58
Standardized Value of S -1.679
Approximate p-value 0.0465

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40226b1 (bcs959)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 4.03
Maximum 15
Mean 8.719
Geometric Mean 8.222
Median 9.08
Standard Deviation 2.976
Coefficient of Variation 0.341

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -110
Tabulated p-value 0
Standard Deviation of S 33.12
Standardized Value of S -3.291
Approximate p-value 4.9834E-4

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40226d2 (bcs960)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 18
Number Values Reported (n) 18
Minimum 8.37
Maximum 43.1
Mean 21.83
Geometric Mean 19.34
Median 19.3
Standard Deviation 10.88
Coefficient of Variation 0.498

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -7
Tabulated p-value 0.411
Standard Deviation of S 26.4
Standardized Value of S -0.227
Approximate p-value 0.41

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40227c1 (bcs969)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 16
Number Values Reported (n) 16
Minimum 4.42
Maximum 36.5
Mean 15.87
Geometric Mean 13.27
Median 15.1
Standard Deviation 9.288
Coefficient of Variation 0.585

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -60
Tabulated p-value 0.003
Standard Deviation of S 22.21
Standardized Value of S -2.656
Approximate p-value 0.00395

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40303b1 (bcs972)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 7.8
Maximum 17.5
Mean 10.49
Geometric Mean 10.23
Median 9.92
Standard Deviation 2.678
Coefficient of Variation 0.255

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -66
Tabulated p-value 0.024
Standard Deviation of S 33.12
Standardized Value of S -1.963
Approximate p-value 0.0248

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40305n3 (bcs964)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 20
Number Values Reported (n) 20
Minimum 2.3
Maximum 23.9
Mean 10.39
Geometric Mean 8.721
Median 7.44
Standard Deviation 6.385
Coefficient of Variation 0.614

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 16
Tabulated p-value 0.315
Standard Deviation of S 30.82
Standardized Value of S 0.487
Approximate p-value 0.313

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40307h1

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 6
Number Values Reported (n) 6
Minimum 13.3
Maximum 20.2
Mean 17.02
Geometric Mean 16.88
Median 17.4
Standard Deviation 2.3
Coefficient of Variation 0.135

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 1
Tabulated p-value 0.5
Standard Deviation of S 5.323
Standardized Value of S 0
Approximate p-value 0.5

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40308p1 (bcs965)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 16
Number Values Reported (n) 16
Minimum 5.83
Maximum 21.7
Mean 12.67
Geometric Mean 12.02
Median 12.33
Standard Deviation 4.076
Coefficient of Variation 0.322

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 0
Tabulated p-value 0.518
Standard Deviation of S 22.21
Standardized Value of S N/A
Approximate p-value N/A

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40310f1 (bcs968)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 20
Number Values Reported (n) 20
Minimum 10.1
Maximum 28.4
Mean 14.51
Geometric Mean 14.17
Median 13.7
Standard Deviation 3.72
Coefficient of Variation 0.256

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 9
Tabulated p-value 0.411
Standard Deviation of S 30.81
Standardized Value of S 0.26
Approximate p-value 0.398

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40315l1 (bcs973)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 9.83
Maximum 15.6
Mean 12.89
Geometric Mean 12.78
Median 13.2
Standard Deviation 1.731
Coefficient of Variation 0.134

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -56
Tabulated p-value 0.049
Standard Deviation of S 33.09
Standardized Value of S -1.662
Approximate p-value 0.0482

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40316h1

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 13
Number Values Reported (n) 13
Minimum 3.44
Maximum 10.9
Mean 8.155
Geometric Mean 7.848
Median 8.28
Standard Deviation 2.096
Coefficient of Variation 0.257

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 44
Tabulated p-value 0.003
Standard Deviation of S 16.39
Standardized Value of S 2.623
Approximate p-value 0.00435

Statistically significant evidence of an increasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40331l1 (bcs967)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 2.69
Maximum 9.92
Mean 6.496
Geometric Mean 6.245
Median 6.35
Standard Deviation 1.772
Coefficient of Variation 0.273

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -55
Tabulated p-value 0.055
Standard Deviation of S 33.1
Standardized Value of S -1.631
Approximate p-value 0.0514

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40331p3 (bcs966)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 22
Number Values Reported (n) 22
Minimum 4.21
Maximum 23.2
Mean 10.07
Geometric Mean 8.964
Median 8.17
Standard Deviation 5.342
Coefficient of Variation 0.53

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -31
Tabulated p-value 0.201
Standard Deviation of S 35.46
Standardized Value of S -0.846
Approximate p-value 0.199

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-40332l1

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 9
Number Values Reported (n) 9
Minimum 9.53
Maximum 13.6
Mean 11.53
Geometric Mean 11.42
Median 10.9
Standard Deviation 1.72
Coefficient of Variation 0.149

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 26
Tabulated p-value 0.003
Standard Deviation of S 9.487
Standardized Value of S 2.635
Approximate p-value 0.0042

Statistically significant evidence of an increasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-413000 (bcs971)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 17
Number Values Reported (n) 17
Minimum 7.52
Maximum 20.5
Mean 13.88
Geometric Mean 13.21
Median 13.4
Standard Deviation 4.344
Coefficient of Variation 0.313

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -34
Tabulated p-value 0.088
Standard Deviation of S 24.28
Standardized Value of S -1.359
Approximate p-value 0.087

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-41333m1 (bcs970)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 21
Number Values Reported (n) 21
Minimum 6.91
Maximum 33.9
Mean 13.56
Geometric Mean 12.36
Median 12
Standard Deviation 6.956
Coefficient of Variation 0.513

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -73
Tabulated p-value 0.015
Standard Deviation of S 33.1
Standardized Value of S -2.175
Approximate p-value 0.0148

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-ago409

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 5
Number Values Reported (n) 5
Minimum 8.1
Maximum 13.05
Mean 10.46
Geometric Mean 10.27
Median 10.5
Standard Deviation 2.243
Coefficient of Variation 0.214

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -6
Tabulated p-value 0.117
Standard Deviation of S 4.082
Standardized Value of S -1.225
Approximate p-value 0.11

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-akg-724

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 59
Number Values Reported (n) 59
Minimum 2.42
Maximum 27.8
Mean 12.79
Geometric Mean 11.29
Median 13.2
Standard Deviation 5.897
Coefficient of Variation 0.461

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -529
Critical Value (0.05) -1.645
Standard Deviation of S 152.9
Standardized Value of S -3.453
Approximate p-value 2.7669E-4

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-akg-725

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 59
Number Values Reported (n) 59
Minimum 6.42
Maximum 35.5
Mean 17.25
Geometric Mean 15.54
Median 13.8
Standard Deviation 8.053
Coefficient of Variation 0.467

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -481
Critical Value (0.05) -1.645
Standard Deviation of S 152.9
Standardized Value of S -3.139
Approximate p-value 8.4698E-4

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-akg-726

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 31
Number Values Reported (n) 40
Number Values Missing 9
Number Values Used 31
Minimum 0.01
Maximum 0.333
Mean 0.0411
Geometric Mean 0.0277
Median 0.025
Standard Deviation 0.0585
Coefficient of Variation 1.424

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 63
Critical Value (0.05) 1.645
Standard Deviation of S 58.74
Standardized Value of S 1.056
Approximate p-value 0.146

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-akg-727

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 58
Number Values Reported (n) 58
Minimum 0.535
Maximum 22.8
Mean 8.942
Geometric Mean 7.02
Median 6.83
Standard Deviation 5.773
Coefficient of Variation 0.646

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -427
Critical Value (0.05) -1.645
Standard Deviation of S 149.1
Standardized Value of S -2.858
Approximate p-value 0.00213

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-n40332m2

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 14
Number Values Reported (n) 14
Minimum 10
Maximum 32.3
Mean 15.38
Geometric Mean 14.65
Median 14.48
Standard Deviation 5.667
Coefficient of Variation 0.368

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 15
Tabulated p-value 0.225
Standard Deviation of S 18.27
Standardized Value of S 0.766
Approximate p-value 0.222

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-n41431q1 (abo112)

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 9
Number Values Reported (n) 9
Minimum 4.55
Maximum 13.8
Mean 9.406
Geometric Mean 8.99
Median 8.66
Standard Deviation 2.824
Coefficient of Variation 0.3

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -18
Tabulated p-value 0.038
Standard Deviation of S 9.592
Standardized Value of S -1.772
Approximate p-value 0.0382

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
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Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-timmmw1d

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 5
Number Values Reported (n) 11
Number Values Missing 6
Number Values Used 5
Minimum 0.013
Maximum 0.02
Mean 0.0151
Geometric Mean 0.0149
Median 0.0145
Standard Deviation 0.00288
Coefficient of Variation 0.191

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) 1
Tabulated p-value 0.592
Standard Deviation of S 3.958
Standardized Value of S 0
Approximate p-value 0.5

Insufficient evidence to identify a significant
trend at the specified level of significance.

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Mann-Kendall Trend Test Analysis
User Selected Options
Date/Time of Computation ProUCL 5.18/15/2017 1:58:51 PM
From File Input.xls
Full Precision OFF
Confidence Coefficient 0.95
Level of Significance 0.05

Nitrate-N (mg/L)-timmmw1s

General Statistics
Number or Reported Events Not Used 0
Number of Generated Events 9
Number Values Reported (n) 11
Number Values Missing 2
Number Values Used 9
Minimum 0.01
Maximum 4.5
Mean 0.722
Geometric Mean 0.137
Median 0.172
Standard Deviation 1.455
Coefficient of Variation 2.015

Mann-Kendall Test
M-K Test Value (S) -20
Tabulated p-value 0.022
Standard Deviation of S 9.592
Standardized Value of S -1.981
Approximate p-value 0.0238

Statistically significant evidence of a decreasing
trend at the specified level of significance.

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