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Radionuclide and Pesticide data for sediment age and source analysis in the Midwest Stream-Quality Assessment Region (2013-2014)

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2013-06-03
End Date
2014-04-26

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Gellis, A.C., Fuller, C.C., VanMetre, P.C., Gorman Sanisaca, L.E., and Bradley, P.M., 2016, Radionuclide and Pesticide data for sediment age and source analysis in the Midwest Stream-Quality Assessment Region (2013-2014): U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7542KP9.

Summary

A study examining the sources and ages of fine-grained bed material (<0.063 mm) was conducted for 99 sites in the USGS NAWQA Midwest Stream Quality Assessment (MSQA) during the summer of 2014, including 15 suspended sediment and 5 cropland top soil samples. Bed material samples were analyzed for radionuclides (7Be, 210Pbex, 137Cs) and pesticides (bifenthrin and DDE); suspended sediment for radionuclides (7Be, 210Pbex, 137Cs): and cropland top soil was analyzed for 210Pbex and 137Cs. Data set includes only those data specifically discussed in a Journal of Environmental Management entitled, Sources and ages of fine-grained sediment to streams using fallout radionuclides in the Midwestern United States, by Allen C. Gellis, Christopher [...]

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TableB.csv
“WalnutCreek surface soil samples Radionuclide Activity”
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TableD.csv
“Pesticide data for bed samples in the MSQA”
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TableE.csv
“Radionuclide activity in bed and suspended sediment samples”
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Purpose

In many streams of the United States, including the Midwest, fine-grained sediment is a major pollutant that degrades aquatic habitat, as well as a vector for other pollutants. In order to effectively manage the sediment problem it is important to access the sources of this sediment. The purpose of this data set was to differentiate surface versus channel derived sediment. In addition, the age of the fine-grained sediment could be estimated within 1 year

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  • National Water-Quality Assessment Project
  • USGS Data Release Products

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