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This project provides weekly wet-only mercury deposition samples at the Mercury Deposition Network (MDN) station in the Biscuit Brook watershed at the Frost Valley YMCA. The station has been in operation since 2004 and is currently funded by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This is the only MDN station located in the Catskill Mountains and one of only 3 stations in New York State. The Catskill Mountains supply 85% of New York City’s drinking water through a system of surface water reservoirs. All of these reservoirs have fish consumption advisories because of the high level of mercury (Hg) in fish in the reservoirs and atmospheric Hg deposition is the main source of Hg to the Catskill Mountains. [...]

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“Mercury deposition collector (NY68) at Biscuit Brook watershed-Catskill Mts., NY”
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“Neversink Reservoir watershed showing the Biscuit Brook watershed”
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productDescriptionMcHale, M.R., 2008, Mercury in wet-only precipitation in the Catskill Mountains, New York, 2004-07: NYSERDA Data Report 6818, 12 p. http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/-/media/Files/Publications/Research/Environmental/EMEP/Mercury-Wet-Only-Precipitation-Catskills.pdf
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valueThis project provides weekly wet-only mercury deposition samples at the Mercury Deposition Network (MDN) station in the Biscuit Brook watershed at the Frost Valley YMCA. The station has been in operation since 2004 and is currently funded by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

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