Old Mouth of the Cowlitz River Sediment Evaluation

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Originator: Mark Siipola, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Old Mouth of the Cowlitz River Sediment Evaluation
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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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Abstract:
The old mouth of the Cowlitz River provides a channel from deep water in the Columbia River to old river mile 0.7 of the Cowlitz River. The site has been dredged in the past to maintain the channel. The objective of the study was to evaluate the sediments for chemical contaminants and physical parameters which would prohibit unconfined in-water disposal. Analytical testing for metals, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, phenols, pesticides, and PCBs were conducted on four sediment samples collected in January 1991. Six samples were analyzed for grain size and volatile solids. The area of study was the Lower Columbia River - Old mouth of Cowlitz River. Subsamples of sample cores were transferred to glass jars lined with teflon lids. Samples were cold stored in an ice chest. Target analytes were nine metals, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, phenols, organochlorine pesticides, PCBs, grain size, and volatile solids. All data are reported on a dry weight basis. Analytical techniques included the fact that samples were analyzed following EPA methodology for all chemical analyses. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers methodology was followed for physical parameters. All results are reported on a 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: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1991. Old mouth of the Cowlitz River sediment evaluation. Unpublished data. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Troutdale, OR.
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Beginning_Date: 19910101
Ending_Date: 19910101
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: -123.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.5
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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: Grain Size
Theme_Keyword: Lower Columbia River
Theme_Keyword: Metals
Theme_Keyword: Old Mouth Of Cowlitz River
Theme_Keyword: Organochlorine Pesticides
Theme_Keyword: Pcbs
Theme_Keyword: Phenols
Theme_Keyword: Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Theme_Keyword: Volatile Solids
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 > LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER - OLD MOUTH OF COWLITZ RIVER
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MARK SIPPOLA
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
City: Portland
State_or_Province: Oregon
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 326-6463
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mark.D.Siipola@usace.army.mil
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Laboratory quality control consisted of method blanks, duplicate analyses, matrix spikes, and surrogate spike recoveries. All QC data were within acceptable limits with the exception of matrix spike recoveries for three pesticides. The recoveries were outside of the upper control limits; however, as these compounds were not detected in the samples, it was determined that the data were not adversely impacted by the high recoveries. The only qualifier code used in the data set provided was "U" - Not detected. Value given is the detection limit; Data presented for this report were from the laboratory data sheets. Results were compared to CENPP Tiered Testing Guidelines and requirements of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for acceptability for in-water disposal. All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors. All detected errors were corrected. Latitude and longitude of sampling locations were not provided. Latitude and longitude were estimated for entry along with the data provided in the database.
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Distribution_Information:
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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: BESTsed28
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http://www.epa.gov/region10/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in National Biological Information Infrastructure format.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010527
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
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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