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Surface-water quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington:Pesticide, Other Trace-organic compound data for Water, Sediment, Soil, and Aquatic Biota
Entry ID: BESTsed19

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
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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: Joseph Rinella, U.S. Geological Survey (National Water Quality Assessment Program)
Dataset Title: Surface-water quality assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington:Pesticide Other Trace-organic compound data for Water, Sediment Soil, and Aquatic Biota
Dataset Release Date: 1987
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Data Presentation Form: pdf
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-08-01
Stop Date: 1990-11-30
Quality 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
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Data Center
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: (503) 251-3278
Fax: (503) 251-3470
Email: jrinella at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
10615 SE Cherry Blossom Drive
City: Portland
Province or State: Oregon
Postal Code: 97216
Country: USA
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.
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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