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Surface-water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington: Chemical Analyses of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Fine-Grained Sediment.
Entry ID: BESTsed20

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 ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.0   S: 46.0   E: -119.0   W: -120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey (National Water Quality Assessment Program)
Dataset Title: Surface-water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin in Washington:Chemical Analyses of Major, Minor and Trace Elements in Fine-Grained Sediment.
Dataset Release Date: 1992
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey :Books and Open-File Reports [distributor]
Data Presentation Form: pdf
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-08-01
Stop Date: 1987-09-30
Quality 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 ... View entire text
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Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: (206) 553-2135
Fax: (206) 553-0119
Email: davoli.dana at
Contact Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
0ea095, 1200 6th Avenue
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98101
Country: USA
Phone: (970) 226-9488
Fax: (970) 226-9230
Email: patrick_anderson at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Biological Resources Division, Midcontinent
Ecological Science Center
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80525
Country: USA
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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-05-27