Open-File Report 01-140

Lead-Rich Sediments, Coeur d'Alene River Valley, Idaho: Area, Volume, Tonnage, and Lead Content

by Arthur A. Bookstrom, Stephen E. Box, Julie K. Campbell, Kathryn I. Foster, and Berne L. Jackson

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe

The primary purpose of this report is to present estimates of the areas, volumes and tonnages of Pb-rich sediments present in the Coeur d'Alene (CdA) River valley, and to explain how those estimates were made. Such estimates are needed to quantify the baseline distribution of Pb-rich sediments in the CdA River valley, and to provide the basis for planning and estimating the costs and effects of alternative suggested remedies.

A subordinate purpose of this report is to present estimates of the tonnage of Pb contained in Pb-rich sediments of the CdA River valley, and of the amount of Pb added by deposition of waste products from upstream mining and milling. Such estimates contribute to a preliminary assessment of the mass balance of Pb lost to streams, versus Pb deposited in sediments. This provides an overall check on the reasonableness of estimates of tonnages of Pb present in the CdA drainage basin.

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  • Metadata cdafldpl.met describes three shape files used (cdasurf4_utm.shp, fldpln2.shp, and fpaream2.shp)
  • Metadata pbsamthk.met describes two dBase4 files used (alsamPb.dbf and thkpb11.dbf
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