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Contaminants of emerging concern in the lower Stillaguamish River Basin, Washington, 2008-11

March 3, 2014

A series of discrete water-quality samples were collected in the lower Stillaguamish River Basin near the city of Arlington, Washington, through a partnership with the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. These samples included surface waters of the Stillaguamish River, adjacent tributary streams, and paired inflow and outflow sampling at three wastewater treatment plants in the lower river basin. Chemical analysis of these samples focused on chemicals of emerging concern, including wastewater compounds, human-health pharmaceuticals, steroidal hormones, and halogenated organic compounds on solids and sediment. This report presents the methods used and data results from the chemical analysis of these samples

Citation Information

Publication Year 2014
Title Contaminants of emerging concern in the lower Stillaguamish River Basin, Washington, 2008-11
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141028
Authors Richard J. Wagner, Patrick W. Moran, Steven D. Zaugg, Jennifer M. Sevigny, Judy M. Pope
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2014-1028
Index ID ofr20141028
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Washington Water Science Center