Publications Home || Browse by topic || Browse by program || Ecology website

Publication Summary

Our Ecology website has changed, which can cause broken links.
To report these, please contact us with the publication and broken link.


Squalicum Creek Toxics Screening Study

Publication number Date Published
04-03-003January 2004
VIEW NOW Squalicum Creek Toxics Screening Study (Number of pages: 35) (Publication Size: 332KB)

Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Anderson, P. and M. Roose
Description Twenty-one water samples and five sediment samples were collected from the Squalicum Creek watershed between November 2002 and June 2003. Fourteen herbicides and five metals were detected in water. Diazinon, MCPP, mercury, and zinc were detected above water quality standards. Thirty-three semi-volatile organic carbon compounds, #2 diesel, lube oil, and five metals were detected in sediment. Five semi-volatile organic carbon compounds and zinc were above recommended freshwater sediment quality values, and lube oil was detected at high concentrations. Study results will be used by the Whatcom Watershed Pledge program to educate residential, commercial, and industrial groups and to reduce pollution sources.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

ADA Accessibility
The Department of Ecology is committed to providing people with disabilities access to information and services by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Washington State Policy #188.
Visit Ecology’s website for more information.
Contact EAP Publications Coordinator at 564-669-3028 or
Keywords Whatcom, county, grain, toxics, results, creek, environmental, study, water, assessment, sediment, toxic, watershed, zinc, oil
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 01 Nooksack
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #MROOS003


Quality Assurance Project Plan: Squalicum Creek Toxics Screening Study