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Quantification of metal loads and assessment of metal sources in upper Beaver Creek watershed, Shoshone County, Idaho, May and June 2002

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Quantification of metal loads and assessment of metal sources in upper Beaver Creek watershed, Shoshone County, Idaho, May and June 2002; 2003; WRI; 2003-4206; Ott, Douglas S.; Clark, David W.

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Abandoned mine lands contribute to significant water-quality degradation in the Beaver Creek watershed in northern Idaho. Streams in this watershed drain the northern flank of the Coeur d’Alene mining district, one of the world’s largest producers of silver and one of the country’s major historical producers of lead and zinc for more than 100 years. Effective cleanup of these streams will depend on accurate characterization of metal concentrations in streams and various sources of these metals. Cadmium, lead, and zinc loads entering Beaver Creek and its major tributary, Carbon Creek, were quantified, and source areas for these metals were assessed during May and June 2002. Metal loads were calculated for main-stem and surface-inflow [...]

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