Surface-water quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington:Pesticide, Other Trace-organic compound data for Water, Sediment, Soil, and Aquatic Biota
Entry ID: BESTsed19

[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: Contaminant data assessed in a variety of media (water, suspended and
bed sediment, soil, and aquatic biota) were presented for samples
collected from the Yakima River Basin between 1987 and 1990. The
assessment was conducted as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's
National Water Quality Assessment Program which was designed to
describe the status and trends in the Nation's ground and surface
water resources. For this study; water, sediments, molluscs, aquatic
plants, fish, and crayfish were analyzed for organochlorine
pesticides, total PCBs, and semi-volatile organics.

The area of study was the Yakima River Basin.

Samples were wet seived using stainless-steel sieves (2-mm, 180-5m,
and 62-5m openings) and the resulting size classes were chilled with
ice. All sample containers were oven-baked and lids consisted of
either Teflon or oven-baked aluminum foil inserts. Samples from 26
samples were individually processed and samples from 32 stations were
composited into seven samples.

Analytical techniques included EPA Method 8080 (U.S. EPA 1986) for
organochlorine compounds, Wershaw et al. (1983,1987) modified for
semi-volatile organics. Data are reported on a dry weight basis. The
method for determining total PCBs was not described in the report.

The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.0 S: 46.0  E: -119.0  W: -120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joseph Rinella, U.S. Geological Survey (National Water Quality Assessment Program)
Dataset Title: Surface-water quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington:Pesticide Other Trace-organic compound data for Water, Sediment Soil, and Aquatic Biota
Dataset Release Date: 1987
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: pdf
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1987/0238/report.pdf


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-08-01
Stop Date: 1990-11-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > Columbia River Basin


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >PESTICIDES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >ECOTOXICOLOGY >SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT
INLAND WATERS


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
All data were reviewed for accuracy and precision. The review
included an evaluation of method blanks, matrix spikes and duplicates,
and surrogate recoveries to assure acceptable method performance. The
laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows:

E - Estimated value; U - Concentration is less than the value shown.
Data have undergone extensive review and validation. All data entered
in the database were reviewed for data entry errors. All detected
errors were corrected. No data gaps.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
BDP
BIOLOGICAL DATA PROFILE
CLE ELUM RIVER
JUNGLE CREEK
NANEUM CREEK
NORTH FORK TEANAWAY RIVER
ORGANOCHLORINE PESTICIDES
PCBS
SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
SOUTH FORK MANASTASH CREEK
TANEUM CREEK
TEANAWAY RIVER
WAPTUS RIVER
YAKIMA RIVER BASIN


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.epa.gov/region10/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DANA DAVOLI
Phone: (206) 553-2135
Fax: (206) 553-0119
Email: davoli.dana at epa.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98101
Country: USA


Personnel
JOSEPH RINELLS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (503) 251-3278
Fax: (503) 251-3470
Email: jrinella at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
10615 SE Cherry Blossom Drive
City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97216
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Rinella, J.F., S.W. McKenzie, J.K. Crawford, W.T. Foreman, P.M. Gates,
G.J. Fuhrer, and M.L. Janet. 1992. Surface-water-quality assessment
of the Yakima River Basin, Washington: Pesticide and other
trace-organic-compound data for water, sediment, soil, and aquatic
biota, 1987-91. U.S. Geological Survey, Portland, OR. Open-File
Report 92-644.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 1986. Test methods for
evaluating solid waste (3rd ed.). U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency response, Washington, D.C.

Wershaw, R.L., M.J. Fishman, R.R. Grabbe, and L.E. Lowe (eds.).
1987. Methods for the determination of organic substances in water
and fluvial sediments. U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of
Water-Resources Investigations, Book 5, Chapter A3.

Wershaw, R.L., M.J. Fishman, R.R. Grabbe, and L.E. Lowe (eds.).
1983. Methods for the determination of organic substances in water
and fluvial sediments. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File report
82-1004.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-27
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-05-27

[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site