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Protocol for Monitoring Metals in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri: Version 1.0

Open-File Report 2008-1269

Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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Abstract

The National Park Service is developing a monitoring plan for the Ozark National Scenic Riverways in southeastern Missouri. Because of concerns about the release of lead, zinc, and other metals from lead-zinc mining to streams, the monitoring plan will include mining-related metals. After considering a variety of alternatives, the plan will consist of measuring the concentrations of cadmium, cobalt, lead, nickel, and zinc in composite samples of crayfish (Orconectes luteus or alternate species) and Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) collected periodically from selected sites. This document, which comprises a protocol narrative and supporting standard operating procedures, describes the methods to be employed prior to, during, and after collection of the organisms, along with procedures for their chemical analysis and quality assurance; statistical analysis, interpretation, and reporting of the data; and for modifying the protocol narrative and supporting standard operating procedures. A list of supplies and equipment, data forms, and sample labels are also included. An example based on data from a pilot study is presented.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Protocol for Monitoring Metals in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri: Version 1.0
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1269
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Columbia Environmental Research Center
Description:
vi, 43 p.