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.
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)
Table of Contents
- 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?
Additional publication details
|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|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||South Atlantic Water Science Center|
|State||North Carolina, South Carolina|
|Other Geospatial||Santee River basin|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||Y|