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Water and Sediment Quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, During Water Year 2001

Open-File Report 2003-427

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Overview -- This report contains water-quality and sediment-quality data from samples collected in the Yukon River Basin during water year 2001 (October 2000 through September 2001). A broad range of chemical and biological analyses from three sets of samples are presented. First, samples were collected throughout the year at five stations in the basin (three on the mainstem Yukon River, one each on the Tanana and Porcupine Rivers). Second, fecal indicators were measured on samples from drinking-water supplies collected near four villages. Third, sediment cores from five lakes throughout the Yukon Basin were sampled to reconstruct historic trends in the atmospheric deposition of trace elements and hydrophobic organic compounds.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Water and Sediment Quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, During Water Year 2001
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2003-427
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2003
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
120 p.