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Persistence of DDT in the Yakima River Drainage, Washington
Entry ID: BESTsed16

Abstract: This study was conducted in 1985 by Ecology's Water Quality
Investigations Section in response to results from the Basic Water
Monitoring Program (BWMP) which showed higher levels of DDT and
metabolites DDE and DDD in Yakima River fish than elsewhere in
Washington State between 1979 and 1984. The study's objective was to
evaluate the hazards to human health and aquatic life, identify
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.5   S: 46.0   E: -119.0   W: -121.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Art Johnson, Dale Norton, and Bill Yake
Dataset Title: Persistence of DDT in the Yakima River Drainage, Washington
Dataset Release Date: 1988
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: Archives of Evironmental Contamination and Toxicology
Data Presentation Form: pdf
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-09-01
Stop Date: 1985-09-30
Quality Quality assurance/quality control included interlaboratory comparisons
between the Ecology/EPA Manchester laboratory and California
Analytical Laboratories (CAL), analysis of matrix spikes and matrix
spike duplicates, duplicate samples, and analysis of standard
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Pacific Northwest, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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: (360) 407-6766
Email: rjo461 at ECY.WA.GOV
Contact Address:
Washington Department of Ecology
City: Olympia
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98504-7710
Country: USA
Johnson, A., D. Norton, and W. Yake. 1986. Occurrence and
significance of DDT compounds and other contaminants in fish, water
and sediment from the Yakima River Basin. Washington State Department
of Ecology, Olympia, WA.

Johnson, A., D. Norton, and B. Yake. 1988. Persistence of DDT in the
Yakima River drainage, Washington. Arch. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-04-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-04-27