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

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Originator: Joseph Rinella, U.S. Geological Survey (National Water Quality Assessment Program)
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Surface-water quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington:Pesticide Other Trace-organic compound data for Water, Sediment Soil, and Aquatic Biota
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
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Publication_Place: Seattle, Washington
Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
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Online_Linkage: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit
Description:
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.
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REFERENCE: 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.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.
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REFERENCE: 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.
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REFERENCE: 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.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19870801
Ending_Date: 19901130
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -119.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Bdp
Theme_Keyword: Biological Data Profile
Theme_Keyword: Cle Elum River
Theme_Keyword: Jungle Creek
Theme_Keyword: Naneum Creek
Theme_Keyword: North Fork Teanaway River
Theme_Keyword: Organochlorine Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Pcbs
Theme_Keyword: Semivolatile Organic Compounds
Theme_Keyword: South Fork Manastash Creek
Theme_Keyword: Taneum Creek
Theme_Keyword: Teanaway River
Theme_Keyword: Waptus River
Theme_Keyword: Yakima River Basin
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON > COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOSEPH RINELLS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 10615 SE Cherry Blossom Drive
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Postal_Code: 97216
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 251-3278
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 251-3470
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jrinella@usgs.gov
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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.
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EPA/PNW > Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contact_Person: DANA DAVOLI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Address: 0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
State_or_Province: Washington
Postal_Code: 98101
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (206) 553-2135
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (206) 553-0119
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: davoli.dana@epa.gov
Resource_Description: BESTsed19
Distribution_Liability:
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http://www.epa.gov/region10/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010527
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20020527
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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