Are streams in agricultural and urban areas contaminated by pesticides?

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Title Are streams in agricultural and urban areas contaminated by pesticides?
Creator Kimbrough, R. A.
Subject Water quality; Trace elements -- Analysis; Pesticides
Spatial Coverage Platte River (Neb.); Colorado
Description To answer this question, a study of pesticides in streams in a small agricultural area and a small urban area in Colorado was conducted in 1993 by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment program. The results indicate that pesticides are present in streams, and both agricultural and urban areas are probable sources of the contamination. In the agricultural area, 30 pesticides were detected and in the urban area, 26 pesticides were detected at least once during the thirteen month study. In the agricultural area, the herbicides alachlor (two samples) and cyanazine (four samples) and the insecticide diazinon (one sample) were the only pesticides that exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's maximum contaminant levels or health advisory levels for drinking water. No pesticides exceeded MCLs or HALs in the urban area.
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Date 1995
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications pdf file copied from USGS website (http://webserver.cr.usgs.gov/nawqa/splt/factsheets/FSKIMB.html). Uploaded into CONTENTdm version 3.7.
Identifier http://webserver.cr.usgs.gov/nawqa/splt/factsheets/FSKIMB.html
Source Kimbrough, R. A., Are streams in agricultural and urban areas contaminated by pesticides?, Denver, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 104-95, 2 p.
Language eng
Rights Management Public Domain, Courtesy of the USGS
Holding Institution University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Kristin Willmore
ARK ark:/87278/s68051jg
Setname wwdl_er
Date Created 2005-08-23
Date Modified 2005-10-19
ID 1145796
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68051jg
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