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Water and Sediment Quality in the Yukon River Basin, Alaska, During Water Year 2005

Edited by Paul F. Schuster


Open-File Report 2007-1037


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This report contains water-quality and sediment-quality data from samples collected in the Yukon River Basin from March through September during the 2005 water year (WY). Samples were collected throughout the year at five stations in the basin (three on the main stem Yukon River, one each on the Tanana and Porcupine Rivers). A broad range of physical, chemical, and biological analyses are presented.

This is the final report in a series of five USGS Open-File Reports spanning five WYs, from October 2000 through September 2005. The previous four reports are listed in the references (Schuster, 2003, 2005a, 2005b, 2006).  Water-quality and sediment-quality data from samples collected on the Yukon River and selected major tributaries in Alaska for synoptic studies during WYs 2002-03 are published in Dornblaser and Halm (2006).




Chapter 1 - Introduction 

Chapter 2 - Fixed-Station Samples 

Chapter 3 - Dissolved Organic Carbon Characterization 

Chapter 4 - Dissolved Major Cations and Trace Elements 

Chapter 5 - Mercury Analyses

Chapter 6 - Dissolved Gasses and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon

Chapter 7 - Sediment Chemistry

Chapter 8 - Sediment Mineralogy 

Chapter 9 - Sediment Concentration and Percent Organic Matter  

Chapter 10 - Total Particulate Carbon, Particulate Inorganic Carbon, Particulate Organic Carbon, and Total Particulate Nitrogen

Chapter 11 - Isotopic Analysis of Suspended Particulate Organic Matter 

Chapter 12 - Uranium Isotopes

References Cited



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