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Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program: 2012 Results

 
Publication number Date Published
14-03-020May 2014
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Author(s) Seiders, K., C. Deligeannis, P. Sandvik, and M. McCall
Description Results from the Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program in 2012 are summarized for three areas in Washington: the Spokane River, Pend Oreille River, and North Cascades National Park. The sampling goals were to: (1) characterize contaminant levels in fish, and (2) determine spatial and temporal patterns in contaminant levels in Spokane River fish.

Results from the Spokane River showed that levels of PCBs and PBDEs in fish remain elevated compared to most areas in Washington. Differences among sites were found for about half of the 21 site-species pairings examined. In most cases, contaminant levels have not changed from 2005.

Levels of contaminants in fish from the Pend Oreille River and the North Cascades National Park were typical of levels seen across Washington.
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Keywords advisory, HUC number, PBT, PCB, fish tissue, contaminants, Chemicals, sampling, fish, 303(d), water quality, monitoring, toxic, TMDL, PBDE, pollution, dioxin, freshwater
WEB PAGE Freshwater Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 04,WRIA 47,WRIA 54,WRIA 57,WRIA 62)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #WSTMP12

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