Pesticides in Stream Sediment and Aquatic Biota— Current Understanding of Distribution and Major Influences

Fact Sheet 2000–0092
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This report summarizes a comprehensive analysis of existing information on pesticides in bed sediment and aquatic biota of United States rivers and streams: their geographic distribution, sources, trends, environmental fate, and biological significance. It is one of a four-part series that synthesizes current knowledge and understanding of pesticides in the nation’s water resources as part of the National Water-Quality Assessment Program.

Suggested Citation

Nowell, L.H., Capel, P.D., and Dileanis, P.D., 2000, Pesticides in stream sediment and aquatic biota—Current understanding of distribution and major influences: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2000–0092, 4 p.,

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Pesticides in the Hydrologic System
  • Importance of Stream Sediment and Biota
  • Historical Study Efforts
  • Pesticides Found in Sediment and Biota
  • Pesticide Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Geographic Distribution in Relation to Use
  • Long-Term Trends
  • Significance to Water Quality
  • Additional Reading
  • References
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Pesticides in stream sediment and aquatic biota— Current understanding of distribution and major influences
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2000–0092
DOI 10.3133/fs09200
Year Published 2000
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) National Water Quality Assessment Program
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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