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Mercury Sources to Lake Ozette and Lake Dickey: Highly Contaminated Remote Coastal Lakes, Washington State, USA. Article in the journal, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Vol 208, No 1-4, p 275-286.

 
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09-03-047September 2009
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Author(s) Furl, C., J.A. Colman (USGS), and M.H. Bothner (USGS)
Description Mercury concentrations in largemouth bass and mercury accumulation rates in age-dated sediment cores were examined at Lake Ozette and Lake Dickey in Washington State. After accounting for fish length, tissue concentrations at the lakes were significantly higher than other Washington State lakes. Wet deposition and historical atmospheric monitoring from the area show no indication of enhanced local or regional deposition. Sediment core records from the lakes indicate rising sedimentation rates coinciding with logging in the lakes’ drainages has greatly increased the net flux of mercury to the waterbodies.

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Keywords contaminated, soil, WRIA 20, coastal, fish, water, sediment, mercury, lake
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WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 20 Soleduck-Hoh
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