Surface-water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington:Chemical Analyses of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Fine-Grained Sediment.

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Citation:
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Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (National Water Quality Assessment Program)
Publication_Date: 1992
Title: Surface-water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington:Chemical Analyses of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Fine-Grained Sediment.
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: pdf
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Seattle, Washington
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey :Books and Open-File Reports [distributor]
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Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1992/0520/report.pdf
Description:
Abstract:
The overall scope of the surface water NAWQA program includes organic and inorganic analyses of media such as water, sediments, and biota. Inorganic data from this report will be used to relate the occurrence and distribution of major and trace elements to geologic sources and land use activities. In addition, the elements associated with streambed sediments are important contributors to water column chemistry and will aid in modeling source-fate investigations. Forty-four metals were analyzed in addition to the determination of total, inorganic, and organic carbon for samples collected from 430 sites (Ryder et al. 1992). The area of study was the Yakima River Basin. Five to seven subsamples were collected from lower-order streams. The subsamples were sieved through a 2-mm stainless steel screen and transferred to a Hubco aerobic sample bag. The samples were air dried before shipped to the laboratory. The laboratory sieved the samples through a 63 micron sieve and the <63 micron portion was analyzed. Three to five subsamples from higher-order streams were composited in a plastic tub, then wet sieved through a 63 micron stainless steel sieve. The sieved sediment/water slurry was placed in a 2 liter glass jar and allowed to stand overnight. After settling, the water was siphoned off and the settled fines placed in polypropylene containers and air dried. Target analytes forty-four metals, TOC, and sediment grain size. Analytical techniques included Thirty-seven metals were analyzed by Inductively Coupled Plasma -Atomic Emission Spectrometry and three metals were analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Mercury was analyzed by cold vapor-Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. The remaining metals were analyzed by titration and fluorimetry. Total carbon was determined by combustion and infrared spectrometry and inorganic carbon was determined by titration. Organic carbon was calculated from the difference between total and inorganic carbon. Analytical methods are described in detail by Arbogast (1990). All results are repoted on dry weight basis. The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Arbogast, B.F. 1990. Quality assurance manual for the Branch of Geochemistry. U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-668.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ryder, J.L., R.F. Sanzolone, G.J. Fuhrer, and E.L. Mosier. 1992. Surface-water-quality assessment of the Yakima River basin in Washington: Chemical analyses of major, minor, and trace elements in fine-grained sediment. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 92-520.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Sanzolone, R.F., and J.L. Ryder. 1989. Quality assessment program and results for the NAWQA surface water pilot studies. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-658.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19870801
Ending_Date: 19870930
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_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: Metals
Theme_Keyword: Sediment Grain Size
Theme_Keyword: Yakima River Basin
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
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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: PATRICK ANDERSON
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: Biological Resources Division, Midcontinent
Address: Ecological Science Center
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80525
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (970) 226-9488
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (970) 226-9230
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: patrick_anderson@usgs.gov
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Quality assurance was evaluated by including standard reference materials, random split samples, and laboratory duplicates. Quality assessment procedures and results for analytical precision and accuracy for the four NAWQA pilot studies are presented by Sanzolone and Ryder (1989). The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as appropriate. The data qualifiers used were defined as follows: Insufficient sample for analysis; H - Interference; U - Concentration is less than value shown. Users of these data should be reminded that the results are for specific grain size fractions which can not be compared directly to results from bulk sediment analyses. All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors. All detected errors were corrected. All samples were collected within the Yakima River Basin. Samples were collected randomly from 269 lower-order streambed sites, 75 samples were collected from higher-order streambed sites, and the remaining samples represent storm water urban drains, soils, and analysis of variance sampling.
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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: BESTsed20
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http://www.epa.gov/region10/
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http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
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Metadata in National Biological Information Infrastructure format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010527
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140627
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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