Concentrations of selected trace elements in fish tissue and streambed sediment in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River Basins, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1998

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Title Concentrations of selected trace elements in fish tissue and streambed sediment in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River Basins, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1998
Creator Maret, T. R.; Skinner, K. D.
Subject Water quality; Sediments (Geology) -- Analysis; Trace elements; Fishes
Spatial Coverage Columbia River; Washington; Idaho; Montana
Description Fish tissue and bed sediment samples were collected from 16 stream sites in the Northern Rockies Intermontane Basins study area in 1998 as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Bed sediment samples were analyzed for 45 trace elements, and fish livers and sportfish fillets were analyzed for 22 elements to characterize the occurrence and distribution of these elements in relation to stream characteristics and land use activities. Nine trace elements of environmental concern-arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, and zinc-were detected in bed sediment, but not all of these elements were detected in fish tissue. Trace-element concentrations were highest in bed sediment samples collected at sites downstream from significant natural mineral deposits and (or) mining activities. Arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, and zinc in bed sediment at some sites were elevated relative to national median concentrations, and some c
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment Program; Washington Sate Department of Ecology
Date 2000
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://id.water.usgs.gov/PDF/wri004159/). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://id.water.usgs.gov/PDF/wri004159/
Source Maret, T. R., Skinner, K. D., 2000, Concentrations of selected trace elements in fish tissue and streambed sediment in the Clark Fork-Pend Oreille and Spokane River Basins, Washington, Idaho, and Montana, 1998, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4159, 35p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Daureen Nesdill; Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s6jw8cts
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2004-10-30
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145693
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6jw8cts
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