Spatial Trends in TCDD/TCDF Concentrations in Sediment and Bottom Fish Collected in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River).Entry ID: BESTsed13
Abstract: In June 1990, as part of Ecology's investigation of contaminants in
Lake Roosevelt, a series of sediment and bottom fish samples were
collected from Lake Roosevelt and vicinity for analysis of PCDDs and
PCDFs (Johnson et al. 1991a). The objective of the survey was to
evaluate the transport and distribution of these compounds throughout
the lake. The sediments and bottom fish collected during this ... effort
were also analyzed for additional xenobiotic compounds. These data
are reported in Johnson (1991). Other Ecology reports describe
results from analysis of Lake Roosevelt sportfish and suspended matter
samples for dioxins and furans (Johnson et al. 1991b,c).
The area of study was Columbia River (Lake Roosevelt, Rufus Woods
Lake) and Long Lake (Spokane River). Six stations were sampled in Lake
Roosevelt, one in the Spokane River (Long Lake) and one in Rufus Woods
Each sediment sample consisted of a composite of three grab samples.
Surface sediment samples (top 2 cm) were transferred to
stainless-steel beakers and homogenized by stirring with
stainless-steel spoons. Samples were stored on ice in the field.
Target analytes were Fifteen 2,3,7,8-substituted PCDDs and
PCDFs. Octachlorodibenzodioxin and octachlorodibenzofuran were not
reported. Conventional analyses included sediment grain size and total
organic carbon content.
Analtyical techniques included the following. PCDD/PCDF analysis
followed methods described in EPA (1990) and EPA et al. (1990) and was
performed by the EPA Environmental Research Laboratory in Duluth, MN.
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: Arthur Johnson, Washington State Department of Ecology
Dataset Title: Spatial Trends in TCDD/TCDF Concentrations in Sediment and Bottom Fish Collected in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River).
Dataset Release Date: 1991
Dataset Release Place: Seattle, Washington
Dataset Publisher: Washington State Department of Ecology
Data Presentation Form: pdfOnline Resource: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/9129.pdf
Start Date: 1990-06-01Stop Date: 1990-06-30
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS > PESTICIDES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOTOXICOLOGY > SPECIES BIOACCUMULATION
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND > LAKE ROOSEVELT
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM > COLUMBIA RIVER
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS
Quality EPA Duluth Laboratory (U.S. EPA 1990; U.S. EPA et al. 1990). All data
included in this report passed EPA's quality assurance criteria.
Duplicate samples were submitted to assess the precision of the
analysis. Close agreement was reached between duplicate sample
The laboratory data were reviewed and data qualifiers were added as
appropriate. However, the only data qualifier that could be defined
was "U" - Not detected. Value is the detection limit. The other
qualifier codes: QR, QR18, QR32, and QR89 indicated data that were
unusable. Analyses with these qualifier codes were reported by the
Environmental Research Laboratory in Duluth, MN.
Data used for this report were from the lab data sheets provided in
the appendix of the report. Fish and sediment sample analysis results
as a function of river miles below the Canadian border (a large pulp
and paper mill is located north of the border in Castlegar, BC) were
compared for assessment of spatial trends.
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
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (360) 407-6766
Email: rjo461 at ECY.WA.GOV
Washington Department of Ecology
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98504-7710
Johnson, A. 1991. Results of screen for EPA xenobiotics in sediment
and bottom fish from Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River). Memo to
Mr. Carl Nuechterlein, Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA.
22 July 1991.
Johnson, A., D. Norton, and W. Yake. 1988. An assessment of metals
contamination in Lake Roosevelt. Washington State Department of
Ecology, Olympia, WA.
Johnson, A., D. Serder, and D. Norton. 1991a. Spatial trends in
TCDD/TCDF concentrations in sediment and bottom fish collected in Lake
Roosevelt (Columbia River). Washington Department of Ecology,
Environmental Investigations and Laboratory Services, Olympia, WA.
Publication No. 91-29.
Johnson, A., D. Serder, and S. Magoon. 1991b. Polychlorinated
dioxins and -furans in Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) sportfish,
1990. Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia,
WA.Pub. No. 91-4.
Johnson, A., D. Serder, and K. Seiders, 1991c. PCDDs/PCDFs in
Columbia River suspended particulate matter. Memorandum to
C. Nuechterlein and S. Saunders. Washington State Department of
Ecology, Olympia, WA.
U.S. EPA. 1990. Analytical procedures and quality assurance plan for
determination of PCDD/PCDF in fish. EPA/600/3-90/022. U.S. EPA,
Office of Research and Development, Duluth, MN.
U.S. EPA/New York Deptartment of Environmental Conservation/New York
Deptartment of Health/Occidental Chemical Corp. 1990. Analytical
procedures and quality assurance plan for the determination of
2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD) in fish, water and
sediment. Vol. III. In: Lake Ontario TCDD Bioaccumulation Study -
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