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Fact Sheet 2011–3090

Prepared in cooperation with the San Antonio River Authority and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District Public Center for Environmental Health

Occurrence, Distribution, and Concentrations of Selected Contaminants in Streambed- and Suspended-Sediment Samples Collected in Bexar County, Texas, 2007–09

By Jennifer T. Wilson

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High concentrations of sediment-associated contaminants are typically associated with urban areas such as San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County, the seventh most populous city in the United States. U.S.Geological Survey personnel periodically collected surficial streambed-sediment samples during 2007–09 and collected suspended-sediment samples from selected streams after storms during 2008 and 2009. All sediment samples were analyzed for major and trace elements, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

First posted August 9, 2011

For additional information contact:
Director, Texas Water Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
1505 Ferguson Lane
Austin, Texas 78754-4501
http://tx.usgs.gov/

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Suggested citation:

Wilson, J.T., 2011, Occurrence, distribution, and concentrations of selected contaminants in streambed- and suspended-sediment samples collected in Bexar County, Texas, 2007–09: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3090.



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