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Constituent Concentrations in Sediment of Selected Gravel Bars along the Big River, Southeast Missouri, 2011

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2011-06-21
End Date
2011-07-15

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Smith, D.C., 2018, Constituent concentrations in sediment of selected gravel bars along the Big River, southeast Missouri, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FGP5JF.

Summary

Historic mining activity in the Old Lead Belt has led to substantial influx of lead and zinc mining waste into the channel of the Big River in southeastern Missouri. The primary objectives of this data collection was to determine the depth of heavy-metal contamination at five gravel bars along the Big River to verify and supplement findings by Pavlowsky and Owen (2010). A secondary objective of the study was to develop and implement methods for use in other Natural Resource Damage Assessment projects, such as the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) project (Smith, 2016). This data was collected in cooperation with the Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Missouri State University, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). [...]

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Point of Contact :
David C Smith
Originator :
David C Smith
Metadata Contact :
David Smith
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Midwest Region
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources

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The primary objectives of this data collection was to determine the depth of heavy-metal contamination at five gravel bars along the Big River to verify and supplement findings by previous research. A secondary objective of the study was to develop and implement methods for use in other similar projects, such as the Tri-State Mining District (TSMD) project.

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