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Cadmium, Copper, Mercury, Lead, and Zinc in the Spokane River: Comparisons with Water Quality Standards and Recommendations for Total Maximum Daily Loads

 
Publication number Date Published
94-99January 1994
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Author(s) Pelletier, G.
Description A study of cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) concentrations in the Spokane River was conducted. Samples were collected on eight occasions between July 1992 and September 1993. Three locations were sampled between river miles 63.5 and 96.0. Dissolved, total, and total recoverable metals were analyzed. Water quality criteria for dissolved Zn were not met at all three sampling locations during high and low flow seasons. Criteria for dissolved Pb were exceeded at all sampling sites during the high flow season. Criteria for Cd were exceeded in the upper river during the high flow season.
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Keywords recommendations, PB, stream, nonpoint, samples, metals, pollutant, flow, Spokane River, study, river, order, water, water quality, standards, quality, waste, water quality standards, zinc, TMDL, Total Maximum Daily Load, mercury, point source, NPDES, lead, ground water, effluent, copper, cadmium
WEB PAGE Improving the Spokane River
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 54 Lower Spokane
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