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Trace-metal concentrations in sediment and water and health of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities of streams near Park City, Summit County, Utah

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Trace-metal concentrations in sediment and water and health of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities of streams near Park City, Summit County, Utah; 2001; WRI; 2001-4213; Giddings, Elis M. P.; Hornberger, Michelle I.; Hadley, Heidi K.

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The spatial distribution of metals in streambed sediment and surface water of Silver Creek, McLeod Creek, Kimball Creek, Spring Creek, and part of the Weber River, near Park City, Utah, was examined. From the mid-1800s through the 1970s, this region was extensively mined for silver and lead ores. Although some remediation has occurred, residual deposits of tailing wastes remain in place along large sections of Silver Creek. These tailings are the most likely source of metals to this system. Bed sediment samples were collected in 1998, 1999, and 2000 and analyzed using two extraction techniques: a total extraction that completely dissolves all forms of metals in minerals and trace elements associated with the sediment; and a weak-acid [...]

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local-index unknown wri014213
local-pk unknown 30946
doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3133/wri014213
series unknown Water-Resources Investigations Report

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valueSalt Lake City, UT
languageEnglish
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