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Mercury, methylmercury, and other water-quality data from flood-control impoundments and natural waters of the Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota, 1997-99

Open-File Report 99-273-A

Prepared in cooperation with the Red River Watershed Management Board and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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Abstract

It is now well documented that impoundment of natural waters, with inundation of terrestrial area, results in enhanced conversion of inorganic mercury to methylmercury, a form that is toxic and bioaccumulates to a greater extent than inorganic mercury. Concentrations of mercury, methylmercury, and other water-quality constituents are reported from water sampled from flood-control impoundments and natural (unimpounded) waters of the Red River of the North Basin from 1997-99.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mercury, methylmercury, and other water-quality data from flood-control impoundments and natural waters of the Red River of the North Basin, Minnesota, 1997-99
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
99-273
Chapter:
A
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Mounds View, MN
Contributing office(s):
Minnesota Water Science Center
Description:
iii, 34 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Minnesota
Other Geospatial:
Red River of the North Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N