Columbia River SedimentEntry ID: BESTsed30
Abstract: The Puget Sound Water Quality Authority (PSWQA) is responsible for
developing, adopting and overseeing the implementation of a water
quality management plan for Puget Sound. The Department of Ecology,
which adopts some of PSWQA's ideas, began investigative work in 1987
to monitor Columbia River dischargers to ensure they are consistent
with the PSWQA demands for marine waters. The particular ... focus of this
investigation was to confirm the impact of the Camas Mill's wastewater
discharge on Columbia River sediments (Young 1989). This study is a
follow up on the Young (1988) study which initially sampled the
outfall area in 1988.
The area of study was the Lower Columbia River-Camas.
Procedures followed those in the 16th Ed. of Standards Methods and
corresponding EPA publication.
Target analytes were Metals (Sb, As, Ba, Be, B, Cd, Ca, Cr, Cu, Pb,
Mn, Hg, Ni, Se, Ag, TI, Sn and Zn), organics (PCB, pesticides,
volatiles) and TOC. All data are reported on a dry weight basis.
The information for this metadata was taken from the Columbia River
Basin: Sediment Database Abstracts.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Steve Young, James River Corporation (now Georgia Pacific)
Dataset Title: Columbia River Sediment
Dataset Release Date: unknown
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10
Data Presentation Form: databaseOnline Resource: http://www.epa.gov/r10earth/data/crbdata.html?dioxin+#first_hit
Start Date: 1989-09-01Stop Date: 1989-09-01
Quality No Quality Assurance/Quality Control information was provided in the
report. The only qualifier code used in the data set provided was "U"
- Not detected. Value given is the detection limit.
Users of these data should be reminded that they were collected in the
vicinity of a potential souce of industrial pollutants.
All data entered in the database were reviewed for data entry errors.
All detected errors were corrected.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 16th
Ed., American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C., 1985.
Young, S.R. 1988. Columbia River sediment. Report to D.F. Bachman,
Environmental Department, James River-Camas Mill, October 18, 1988.
Young, S.R. 1989. Columbia River sediment. Report to D.F. Bachman,
Environmental Department, James River-Camas Mill, November 28, 1989.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-05-27