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Environmental settings of streams sampled for mercury in New York and South Carolina, 2005-09

Open-File Report 2011-1318

National Water-Quality Assessment Program, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
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Abstract

This report summarizes the environmental settings of streams in New York and South Carolina, where the U.S. Geological Survey completed detailed investigations during 2005-09 into factors contributing to mercury bioaccumulation in top-predator fish and other stream organisms. Descriptions of location, land use/land cover, climate, precipitation, atmospheric deposition, hydrology, water temperature, and other characteristics are provided. Atmospheric deposition is the dominant mercury source in the studied basins where biota, sediment, soil, and water were sampled for mercury and for physical and chemical characteristics believed to be important in mercury methylation and transport.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Environmental settings of streams sampled for mercury in New York and South Carolina, 2005-09
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2011-1318
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
viii, 34 p.; Appendices; Downloads: Appdendix 1, Appendix 2
Country:
United States
State:
New York;South Carolina
City:
Newcomb;Givhans
Other Geospatial:
Upper Hudson River Basin;Santee River Basin;Edisto River Basin;Mctier Creek Subbasin
Datum:
North American Datum of 1983
Projection:
Albers Conical Equal Area Projection
Online Only (Y/N):
Y