Columbia River Sediment
Entry ID: BESTsed30

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Summary
Abstract: The Puget Sound Water Quality Authority (PSWQA) is responsible for
developing, adopting and overseeing the implementation of a water
quality management plan for Puget Sound. The Department of Ecology,
which adopts some of PSWQA's ideas, began investigative work in 1987
to monitor Columbia River dischargers to ensure they are consistent
with the PSWQA demands for marine waters. The particular focus of this
investigation was to confirm the impact of the Camas Mill's wastewater
discharge on Columbia River sediments (Young 1989). This study is a
follow up on the Young (1988) study which initially sampled the
outfall area in 1988.

The area of study was the Lower Columbia River-Camas.

Procedures followed those in the 16th Ed. of Standards Methods and
corresponding EPA publication.

Target analytes were Metals (Sb, As, Ba, Be, B, Cd, Ca, Cr, Cu, Pb,
Mn, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, TI, Sn and Zn), organics (PCB, pesticides,
volatiles) and TOC. All data are reported on a dry weight basis.

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

Geographic Coverage
 N: 45.6 S: 45.5  E: -122.4  W: -122.6

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steve Young, James River Corporation (now Georgia Pacific)
Dataset Title: Columbia River Sediment
Dataset Release Date: unknown
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-09-01
Stop Date: 1989-09-01


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


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
No Quality Assurance/Quality Control information was provided in the
report. The only qualifier code used in the data set provided was "U"
- Not detected. Value given is the detection limit.

Users of these data should be reminded that they were collected in the
vicinity of a potential souce of industrial pollutants.

All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors.
All detected errors were corrected.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
BDP
BIOLOGICAL DATA PROFILE
CAMAS ASB OUTFALL
HASSALO ROCK
LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER
METALS
ORGANICS
PARKER'S LANDING
PCB
PESTICIDES
TOTAL ORGANIC CARBON
VOLATILES


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
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


CAROL WHITAKER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (360) 834-8390
Fax: (360) 834- 8327
Email: carol.whitaker at gapac.com
Contact Address:
Georgia Pacific
349 Northwest 7th Avenue
City: Camas
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98607
Country: GEORGIA


Publications/References
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 16th
Ed., American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 1985.

Young, S.R. 1988. Columbia River sediment. Report to D.F. Bachman,
Environmental Department, James River-Camas Mill, October 18, 1988.

Young, S.R. 1989. Columbia River sediment. Report to D.F. Bachman,
Environmental Department, James River-Camas Mill, November 28, 1989.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-05-27

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