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Chemical data for bottom sediment in Mountain Creek Lake, Dallas, Texas, 1999-2000

Open-File Report 2002-53

Prepared in cooperation with the Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command
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Abstract

Mountain Creek Lake is a reservoir adjacent to the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant and the former Naval Air Station in Dallas, Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey began studies of water, sediment, and biota in the reservoir in 1994 after a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facility Investigation detected concentrations of organic chemicals on both facilities. Additional reservoir bottom sediment samples were collected during December 1999–January 2000 at the request of the Southern Division Naval Facilities Engineering Command to further define the occurrence and distribution of selected constituents and to supplement available data. The U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory analyzed bottom-sediment samples from 16 box cores and 5 gravity cores for major and trace elements, organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, grain size, and cesium-137.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Chemical data for bottom sediment in Mountain Creek Lake, Dallas, Texas, 1999-2000
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-53
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Texas Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 55 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Texas
City:
Dallas
Other Geospatial:
Mountain Creek Lake