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Hg Concentrations of Fish Tissue Samples in the Vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho

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Start Date
2016
End Date
2018

Citation

Rutherford, D.L., McGee, B.N., and Pribil, M., 2020, Hg concentrations of fish tissue samples in the vicinity of Yellow Pine, Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9G2B6HF.

Summary

The USGS examined mercury (Hg) concentrations in fish populations inhabiting impacted and reference streams as part of an investigation into the transport of trace metals in a watershed impacted by legacy mercury mining downstream from the Cinnabar mine site, Valley County, ID. Fish were sampled through an electrofishing survey utilizing a two-pass quantitative depletion approach where possible. Five reaches were selected in the Sugar Creek/Cinnabar Creek watershed, including two background reaches (ID020; ID021) with negligible mining impacts, Cinnabar Creek above the confluence with Sugar Creek (ID019), and two sites on Sugar Creek below the confluence with Cinnabar Creek (ID018 and ID010). Juvenile Bull trout (S. confluentus) were [...]

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Purpose

Investigate the bio-geochemical pathways of mobilized toxic metals in impacted ecosystems downstream of legacy mining activity by examining mercury (Hg) concentrations in fish populations inhabiting impacted and reference streams.

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