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Lake Whatcom Watershed Cooperative Drinking Water Protection Project: Results of 1998 Water, Sediment and Fish Tissue Sampling

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99-337September 1999
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Author(s) Serdar, D., D. Davis, and J. Hirsch
Description The Washington State Department of Ecology conducted a screening-level survey of contaminants in the Lake Whatcom and Whatcom Creek watersheds during 1998. Sampling included water collected from six streams or storm drains during spring and fall rainstorms; sediments from the same six stream/storm drain sites as well as from three sites in Lake Whatcom; and tissues from several species of fish found in Lake Whatcom and Whatcom Creek. Sites were assessed for a variety of contaminants including fecal coliform bacteria, nutrients, metals, total petroleum hydrocarbons, semivolatile organics (PAHs, phthalates, phenols), pesticides, and PCBs.
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Keywords Whatcom, county, drinking water, tissue, toxics, results, creek, toxics monitoring, sampling, rule, contaminant, fish, urban, basin, water, sediment, toxic, watershed, zinc, Puget Sound, mercury, pH, lake, grant
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 01 Nooksack
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