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Sediment bioassay toxicity data from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2013-09-05
End Date
2013-10-24

Citation

Besser, J.M., Kunz, J.L., Cox, S.E., Ingersoll, C.G., and Brumbaugh, W.G., 2017, Sediment bioassay toxicity data from the Upper Columbia River, Washington, 2013-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F72F7KPC.

Summary

This data release contains bioassay data from sediment toxicity tests conducted by the USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) with 66 sediment samples collected from in and around the Upper Columbia River in the fall of 2013. Toxicity testing was conducted from fall 2013 through summer 2014 with the amphipod, Hyalella azteca, the midge Chironomus dilutus, and the mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea. Short-term toxicity endpoints (10-28 d) included survival, weight, and biomass of all test organisms. Long-term tests with amphipods (42 d) and midges (about 50 d) included reproduction endpoint. These data are intended to be used to characterize concentration-response relationships between metals concentrations and toxicity endpoints [...]

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Table 7. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Number of females endpoint.csv 4.53 KB
Table 8. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Number of males endpoint.csv 4.53 KB
Table 9. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Biomass endpoint.csv 35.82 KB
Table 10. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Percent females with egg cases endpoint.csv 4.47 KB
Table 11. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Eggs per case endpoint.csv 4.45 KB
Table 12. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Emerged females endpoint.csv 4.43 KB
Table 13. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Percent emergence endpoint.csv 9.77 KB
Table 14. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Growth (weight) endpoint.csv 36.33 KB
Table 15. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Percent hatch endpoint.csv 4.42 KB
Table 16. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Larvae per female endpoint.csv 4.44 KB
Table 17. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Percent survival endpoint.csv 49.83 KB
Table 18. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Days to emergence endpint.csv 11.63 KB
Table 19. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Total larvae endpoint.csv 4.46 KB
Table 20. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Total young endpoint.csv 4.65 KB
Table 21. Toxicity data from sediment bioassay-Young per female endpoint.csv 4.5 KB

Purpose

To support a NRDAR claim of injury to benthic communities caused by toxic metals associated with waste released from a smelter

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