Pesticides in surface waters of the Santee River basin and coastal drainages, North and South Carolina

Fact Sheet 007-98
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Introduction

This report summarizes the available pesticide data for surface waters in the Santee River Basin and coastal drainages (SANT) study area, as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. Data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Storage and Retrieval database and data collected by the USGS in the SANT NAWQA study area were assessed. A description of the study area is followed by an estimate of pesticide application data. Detected pesticides and their reported maximum concentrations are summarized. Pesticide concentrations are compared with applicable water-quality standards. Seasonality of pesticide concentrations in surface water in the SANT NAWQA study area also is assessed.

Suggested Citation

Muluk, T.L., and Kelley, R.E., II, Pesticides in surface waters of the Santee River basin and coastal drainages, North and South Carolina, 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 1998–007, https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs00798.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Study Area

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Significant Findings
  • Where is the study area?
  • Where are the data from?
  • Why are pesticides used?
  • How do they enter the streams?
  • What pesticides were used in the SANT study area?
  • Which pesticides were found in surface waters in the SANT study area?
  • Are those concentrations harmful?
  • Were different pesticides found in different environmental settings?
  • Do pesticide concentrations change during the year?
  • References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Pesticides in surface waters of the Santee River basin and coastal drainages, North and South Carolina
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 007-98
DOI 10.3133/fs00798
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) South Atlantic Water Science Center
Description 6 p.
Country United States
State North Carolina, South Carolina
Other Geospatial Santee River basin
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y