This data release includes mercury concentrations and mercury stable isotope measurements measured in sediments and biological tissues collected from the Saint Louis River located in Minnesota. Sediments and biota were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and federal contractors (Battelle) from 2017-2021. Collection regions included nearshore zones within the main estuary, remedial sites within the lower river, and upstream reservoir sites. Sediments were analyzed for total mercury, methylmercury, and mercury stable isotopes by the U.S. Geological Survey Mercury Research Laboratory (MRL, Madison, Wisconsin). Biological samples were analyzed for total and methylmercury by the MRL or the Contaminant Ecology Research Laboratory (CERL, Corvallis, Oregon); mercury stable isotopes were analyzed by the MRL.
|Title||Assessment of Mercury and Mercury Stable Isotopes in Sediments and Biota from Reservoirs and Remedial Zones within the Saint Louis River, Minnesota|
|Authors||Sarah E Janssen, Michael T Tate, Joel C Hoffman, Caitlin T Rumrill, Collin A Eagles-Smith, David Walters, Christopher J Kotalik, Greg Peterson, Gale B Beaubien, Marc A Mills|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Upper Midwest Water Science Center|