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Data for assessing the status of sediment toxicity and macroinvertebrate communities in the Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern, New York, 2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2014-08-27
End Date
2014-08-28

Citation

George, S.D., Duffy, B.T., and Baldigo, B.P., 2016, Data for assessing the status of sediment toxicity and macroinvertebrate communities in the Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern, New York, 2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7ZG6QDG.

Summary

Data from 10-day sediment toxicity tests of bed sediments from the Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern and Oak Orchard Creek (nearby reference stream), Niagara and Orleans County, New York, respectively. 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. Sediment samples were collected from five sites on each stream. Bed-sediments were collected from depositional areas using a petite Ponar (0.03 square meter) dredge. At each site, approximately five grabs were composited into a bucket, mixed, and a 4-liter (L) subsample was stored [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Scott D George
Originator :
Scott D George, Brian T Duffy, Barry P Baldigo
Metadata Contact :
Scott D George
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
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 Eighteenmile Creek Area of Concern and comparable reference areas. 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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