Water Quality in the Central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, 1992-95

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Coordination among agencies and organizations is an integral part of the NAWQA program. We thank the following agencies and organizations who directly participated in the Central Columbia Plateau program.

Federal Organizations

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Yakama Indian Nation

Universities and State Agencies

University of Idaho
University of Washington
Washington State University Cooperative Extension
Idaho Department of Health & Division of Environmental Quality
Washington Department of Agriculture
Washington Department of Ecology
Washington Department of Fisheries
Washington Department of Health
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Transportation
Washington Department of Wildlife
Washington State Conservation Commission

Local Agencies

Kittitas County Conservation District
Lake Roosevelt Forum
Lincoln County Conservation District
Palouse Conservation District
Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute
Quincy-Columbia Irrigation District
South Columbia Basin Irrigation District
Spokane County Conservation District
Thurston County Health Department
Washington PUD Association
Whitman County Conservation District

Private Organizations

Battelle-Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Best Test Analytical Services
Columbia Basin Institute
Columbia Foods, Inc.
Far West Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association
Lincoln County Wheat Growers Association
Northwest Food Processor Association
Qualls Agricultural Labs
Soiltest Farm Consultants, Inc.
Washington Farm Bureau
Washington Toxics Coalition

Much appreciation is extended to the following U.S. Geological Survey employees:

Martha L. Erwin, Technical editor
Joseph L. Jones, Ground-water specialist
Moon H. Kim, Hydrologist
Alan L. Haggland, Computer assistant
Brett A. Smith, O. Gary Holloway, and Jeanette F. O'Neil, Hydrologic technicians

Appreciation is also extended to those individuals and agencies that reviewed this report:

Stuart W. McKenzie, U.S. Geological Survey
Karen Dinicola, U.S. Geological Survey
Phillip Crawford, Washington State University (WSU) Coop. Extension
John Holmes, Franklin County Conservation District
Scott Downey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ground Water Div.
Cliff Carstens, Lincoln County Wheat Growers Assoc.

U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1144

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Suggested citation:
Williamson, A.K., Munn, M.D., Ryker, S.J., Wagner, R.J., Ebbert, J.C., and Vanderpool, A.M., 1998, Water Quality in the Central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, 1992-95: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1144, on line at <URL:>, updated March 11, 1998.

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