USGS

Water and Sediment Quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, During Water Year 2001

Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey

 

Open-File Report 03-427

 

 

This report is available as a pdf.

 


Overview

This report contains water-quality and sediment-quality data from samples collected in the Yukon River Basin during water year 2001 (October 2000 through September 2001). A broad range of chemical and biological analyses from three sets of samples are presented. First, samples were collected throughout the year at five stations in the basin (three on the mainstem Yukon River, one each on the Tanana and Porcupine Rivers). Second, fecal indicators were measured on samples from drinking-water supplies collected near four villages. Third, sediment cores from five lakes throughout the Yukon Basin were sampled to reconstruct historic trends in the atmospheric deposition of trace elements and hydrophobic organic compounds.

Table of Contents

Overview

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Fixed-Station Samples

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 3 - Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) Characterization

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 4 - Dissolved Trace Metals

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 5 - Dissolved and Colloidal Trace Elements

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 6 - Mercury Analyses

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 6 - Mercury Analyses

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 7 - Dissolved Gasses and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 8 - Sediment Chemistry

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 9 - Sediment Mineralogy

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 10 - Sediment Concentration and Percent Organic Matter (OM) Analyses

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 11 - Particulate Carbon (PC) and Paticulate Nitrogen (PN)

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 12 - Isotopic Analysis of Suspended Sediments

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 13 - Uranium Isotopes

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 14 - Fecal-Indicator Samples

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

Chapter 15 - Sediment-Core Samples

Sample Collection and Processing

Sample Analyses and Results

References

For additional information write to:

Chief, Branch of Regional Research

U.S. Geological Survey

Box 25046, Mail Stop 418

Federal Center

Denver, CO 80225-0046

 

Copies of this report can be purchased from:

U.S. Geological Survey

Open-File Reports-ESIC

P.O. Box 25425

Denver, CO 80225

Telephone (303) 236-7476


This report is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, it is available for free download from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

 

View the full report in PDF 1.3 MB

 

Document Accessibility:  Adobe Systems Incorporated has information about PDFs and the visually impaired. This information provides tools to help make PDF files accessible. These tools and the accessible reader may be obtained free from Adobe at Adobe Access.


U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Persistent URL: http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/ofr03427
Page Contact Information: GS Pubs Web Contact
Last modified: Saturday, January 12 2013, 11:47:39 PM
FirstGov button  Take Pride in America button