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Selenium in Reservoir Sediment from the Republican River Basin

January 1, 1998

Reservoir sediment quality is an important environmental concern because sediment may act as both a sink and a source of water-quality constituents to the overlying water column and biota. Once in the food chain, sediment-derived constituents may pose an even greater concern due to bioaccumulation. An analysis of reservoir bottom sediment can provide historical information on sediment deposition as well as magnitudes and trends in constituents that may be related to changes in human activity in the basin. The assessment described in this fact sheet was initiated in 1997 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), U.S. Department of the Interior, to determine if irrigation activities have affected selenium concentrations in reservoir sediment of the Republican River Basin of Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Publication Year 1998
Title Selenium in Reservoir Sediment from the Republican River Basin
DOI 10.3133/fs08098
Authors Kyle E. Juracek, Andrew C. Ziegler
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 080-98
Index ID fs08098
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse