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Organochlorine compounds and trace elements in streambed sediment and fish tissue, South Platte River Basin; Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming

November 1, 1998

Concentration data for organochlorine compounds and trace elements in streambed sediment and fish tissue collected throughout the South Platte River Basin as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National WaterQuality Assessment (NAWQA) Program were evaluated to determine the following: (1) which organochlorine compounds and trace elements occurred most frequently, (2) whether detection frequencies and concentrations differed among land uses, (3) how measured concentrations related to established standards and guidelines, and (4) whether there was any relation between concentrations in streambed sediment and fish tissue. Streambed sediment and fish tissue were collected at 23 sites, which were selected on the basis of physiography, geology, and land-use characteristics.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1997
Title Organochlorine compounds and trace elements in streambed sediment and fish tissue, South Platte River Basin; Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming
DOI 10.3133/fs04097
Authors Janet S. Heiny
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 040-97
Index ID fs04097
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Colorado Water Science Center