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Physical, chemical and bioassay data from an evaluation of metal-contaminated sediments and pore water from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014

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Publication Date
Start Date
2013-09-05
End Date
2013-10-24

Citation

Besser, J.M., Kunz, J.L., Cox, S.E., Ingersoll, C.G., and Brumbaugh, W.G., 2017, Physical, chemical and bioasssay data from an evaluation of metal-contaminated sediments and pore water from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72F7KPC.

Summary

This data release contains chemistry and toxicity data from sediment toxicity tests conducted by the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) with 66 sediment samples collected from in and around the Upper Columbia River in the fall of 2013. Toxicity testing was conducted from fall 2013 through summer 2014 with the amphipod, Hyalella azteca, the midge Chironomus dilutus, and the mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea. Short-term toxicity endpoints (10-28 d) included survival, weight, and biomass of all test organisms. Long-term tests with amphipods (42 d) and midges (about 50 d) included reproduction endpoint. Sediments were analyzed for physical and chemical characteristics, including particle size distribution, total organic carbon, [...]

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Purpose

To support a NRDAR claim of injury to benthic communities caused by toxic metals associated with waste released from a smelter

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