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Quality Assurance Project Plan: Screening Survey of Mercury Levels in Edible Fish Tissue from Selected Lakes and Rivers of Washington State

 
Publication number Date Published
02-03-080October 2002
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Author(s) Anderson, P. and D. Norton
Description In recent years, studies have documented mercury at levels of concern in freshwater fish from several waterbodies in Washington. However, limited information is available on the statewide distribution and magnitude of mercury in edible freshwater fish tissue. Also information is lacking on environmental factors that may influence the uptake of mercury into freshwater fish.

To address these data gaps, Ecology will collect and analyze fish, sediment, and water samples from eighteen lakes and two rivers statewide.

Data generated from this study will be used, in conjunction with existing data, to evaluate the need for additional consumption advisory studies and to aid in designing a long-term monitoring program for mercury.
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Keywords tissue, secchi disk, environmental, lakes, conductivity, fish, study, river, plan, water, quality assurance, quality assurance project plan, assessment, quality, survey, SEPA, mercury, lake
WEB PAGE Mercury in fish tissue
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 01,WRIA 03,WRIA 04,WRIA 09,WRIA 13,WRIA 22,WRIA 23,WRIA 24,WRIA 28,WRIA 32,WRIA 41,WRIA 42,WRIA 45,WRIA 49,WRIA 57,WRIA 59)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #PAND0001

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