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Surficial geology along the Spokane River, Washington and its relationship to the metal content of sediments (Idaho-Washington stateline to Latah Creek confluence)

Open-File Report 2002-126

Prepared in cooperation with the Washington Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is
1. to document the geographic distribution of Holocene (deposited in the last 11,000 years) sedimentary lithologies in and along the Spokane River,
2. to document the downstream variation of metal contents (especially lead [Pb] and zinc [Zn] ) by sedimentary lithology, and
3. to compare the metal contents of different sedimentary lithologies.


This data is used to gain some understanding of the physical and chemical processes that control those metal contents. It is hoped this study can be used to guide potential future remedial actions aimed at reducing the biologic impact of metal-enriched sediments in this area. This work was undertaken in cooperation with the Washington Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Surficial geology along the Spokane River, Washington and its relationship to the metal content of sediments (Idaho-Washington stateline to Latah Creek confluence)
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-126
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center
Description:
Report: 76 p.; Readme; Metadata: for ArcView Shapefile; Metadata: for geochemical analysis table; Digital package; 5 Shapefiles; Geochemical data
Country:
United States
State:
Idaho;Washington
Other Geospatial:
Spokane River
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y