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Data from 10-day sediment toxicity tests of bed sediments from the Niagara River Area of Concern and tributaries, New York, with Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca, 2014-15

Dates

Start Date
2014-09-08
End Date
2015-10-12
Publication Date

Citation

George, S.D., Baldigo, B.P., and Duffy, B.T., 2016, Data from 10-day sediment toxicity tests of bed sediments from the Niagara River Area of Concern and tributaries, New York, with Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca, 2014–15: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7FB5129.

Summary

Data from 10-day sediment toxicity tests of bed sediments from the Niagara River area of concern and tributaries, Niagara and Erie County, New York. Specifically, the data was used to compare the survival and growth of two macroinvertebrate species in sediments from study sites and laboratory controls. Results are from 10-day sediment exposures of two test species, Chironomus dilutus and Hyalella azteca. Bed-sediments were collected from depositional areas using either a petite Ponar (0.03 square meter) dredge or a stainless steel sediment scoop. At each site, approximately five grabs or scoops were composited into a bucket, mixed, and a 4-liter (L) subsample was stored in a polyethylene container. Sediment toxicity testing were then [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Scott D George
Originator :
Scott D George, Barry P Baldigo, Brian T Duffy
Metadata Contact :
Scott D George
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
SDC Data Owner :
New York Water Science Center

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Purpose

Data were collected to assess toxicity of bed sediments in the Niagara River and tributaries. Specifically, the data was used to compare the survival and growth of two macroinvertebrate species in sediments from study sites and laboratory controls.

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