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Ecological indicators of water quality in the Spokane River, Idaho and Washington, 1998 and 1999

Fact Sheet 067-03

Prepared in cooperation with Washington State Department of Ecology
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Abstract

A water-quality investigation of the Spokane River was completed during summer low-flow conditions in 1998 and 1999 as part of the USGS NAWQA Program, in cooperation with the WDOE. (Abbreviations used in this report are defined on the last page.) Samples for analyses of water chemistry; bed sediment; aquatic communities (fish, macroinvertebrates, and algae); contaminants in tissue (fish and macroinvertebrates); and associated measures of habitat were collected at six sites downstream from Coeur d’Alene Lake between river miles 63 and 100. These data provided baseline information to evaluate the water-quality status of the Spokane River and can be used to determine the ecological risk to aquatic organisms from contaminants.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Ecological indicators of water quality in the Spokane River, Idaho and Washington, 1998 and 1999
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
067-03
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Idaho Water Science Center
Description:
Report: 8 p.; Data files
Number of Pages:
8
Country:
United States
State:
Washington;Idaho
City:
Spokane;Trentwood;Greenacres;Otis Orchards;Post Falls;Pinehurst;Kellogg
Other Geospatial:
Spokane River;Coeur D'alene Lake;Bunker Hill Superfund