Surface-Water-Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington
Entry ID: WRIR_98_4113

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Summary
Abstract: Surface-water-quality conditions were assessed in the Yakima River Basin,
which drains 6,155 square miles of mostly forested, range, and agricultural
land in Washington. The Yakima River Basin is one of the most intensively
farmed and irrigated areas in the United States, and is often referred to as
the "Nation's Fruitbowl." Natural and anthropogenic sources of contaminants and
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Description: Metadata in National Biological Information Infrastructure format.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.0   S: 45.0   E: -119.0   W: -122.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jennifer L. Morace, Gregory J. Fuhrer, Joseph F. Rinella, Stuart W. McKenzie, and Others
Dataset Title: Surface-Water-Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington
Dataset Release Date: 1999
Dataset Release Place: Portland, Oregon
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: database
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-11-01
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > FERTILIZERS Parameter Definition
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES Parameter Definition
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Quality Various aspects of the data were surface water quality were examined
including dissolved oxygen, water temperature and pH; suspended
sediment and turbidity; nutrients, pesticides and other organic
compounds; trace elements; fecal indicator bacteria, radiocnuclides,
ecological assessment. The completeness varied for each study.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Water Resource Division, Oregon, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://oregon.usgs.gov

Data Center Personnel
Name: DENNIS D. LYNCH
Phone: (503) 251-3200
Fax: (503) 251-3470
Email: ddlynch at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
10615 S.E. Cherry Blossom Drive
City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97216-3159
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (503) 251-3229
Fax: (503) 251-3470
Email: jlmorace at usgs.gov
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Publications/References
Morace, J.L., Fuhrer, G.J., Rinella, J.F., McKenzie, S.W. And others, 1999.
Surface-Water-Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington:
Overview of major findings, 1987-91 U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources
Investigations Report-98-4113. Portland, Oregon. U.S. Geological Survey.
http://oregon.usgs.gov/pubs_dir/Pdf/98-4113.pdf
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-06-27
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