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Contaminants in the Mississippi River, 1987-92

Circular 1133

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Abstract

Contaminants were measured in the Mississippi River and some of its tributaries between Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the Gulf of Mexico on 10 separate occasions between July 1987 and May 1992. Measurements included contaminants dissolved in the river waters, those adsorbed on sediment particles being transported by the rivers, and contaminants stored in bottom sediments. Data from this study provide a snapshot view of the chemical 'state of the river' circa 1990 that will serve as a baseline against which future changes and trends may be measured in the Nation's largest river.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Contaminants in the Mississippi River, 1987-92
Series title:
Circular
Series number:
1133
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1995
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey,
Description:
xiii, 140 p. :col. ill., col. maps ;28 cm.