Link to USGS home page

U.S. Department of the Interior
U.S. Geological Survey

Organic Compounds and Trace Elements in Fish Tissue and Bed Sediment from Streams in the Yellowstone River Basin, Montana and Wyoming, 1998

By David A. Peterson and Gregory K. Boughton

Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4190

This report is also available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 4.2 mb.
(If you don't already have this free viewing software, download it here)

Prepared as part of the
NATIONAL WATER-QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Cheyenne, Wyoming 2000

U.S. Department of the Interior
Gale Norton, Secretary

U.S. Geological Survey
Charles G. Groat, Director

Any use of trade, product, or firm names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government


For additional information write to:
District Chief
U.S. Geological Survey, WRD
2617 E. Lincolnway, Suite B
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001-5662


Copies of this report can be purchased from:
U.S. Geological Survey
Branch of Information Services
Box 25286, Denver Federal Center
Denver, Colorado 80225

Information regarding the National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program is available on the Internet via the World Wide Web. You may connect to the NAWQA Home Page using the Universal Resource Locator (URL): http://wwwrvares.er.usgs.gov/nawqa/nawqa_home.html


Foreword

Contents

Yellowstone cutthroat trout
Brown trout
Brook trout
Common carp
White sucker

FIGURES

1. Map showing location of fish-tissue and bed-sediment sampling sites
2. Map showing environmental settings in the Yellowstone River Basin
3. Photograph of electrofishing on the Bighorn River at Kane
4-10. Graphs showing:
4. Relation between land use and number of organic compounds detected in fish-tissue samples
5. Concentrations of DDT and metabolites of DDT in fish-tissue samples
6. Relation between land use and concentrations of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in bed sediment
7. Relation between land use and concentrations of selected trace elements in fish-tissue samples
8. Relation between land use and concentrations of selected trace elements in bed-sediment samples
9. Relation between geologic units and concentrations of selected trace elements in bed-sediment samples
10. Concentrations of selected trace elements in bed-sediment samples from three NAWQA study units

TABLES

1. Fish-tissue and bed-sediment sampling sites
2. Physical measurements at sampling sites
3. Organic compounds analyzed and reporting limits for fish-tissue and bed-sediment analyses
4. Organic compounds detected in fish-tissue samples
5. Organic compounds detected in bed-sediment samples
6. Trace-element concentrations in fish-liver samples
7. Trace-element concentrations in whole-body brook trout samples
8. Trace-element concentrations in bed-sediment samples
9. Mercury concentrations in fish-muscle and bed-sediment samples


CONVERSION FACTORS
Multiply  By To obtain
cubic foot  0.0283 cubic meter
gram  .0353  ounce
inch  2.54 centimeter
liter  1.06 quart
kilogram  2.20 pound
meter  1.09 yard
square mile  2.59 square kilometer

Temperature can be converted to degrees Fahrenheit, by using the following equation:
F = 9/5/(C) + 32



U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Persistent URL: http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/wri004190
Page Contact Information: GS Pubs Web Contact
Last modified: Friday, September 16 2005, 04:22:07 PM
FirstGov button  Take Pride in America button