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.

Title

Persistence of DDT in the Yakima River Drainage, Washington. Article in Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 17, 289-297 (1988)

 
Publication number Date Published
88-e17January 1988
VIEW NOW Persistence of DDT in the Yakima River Drainage, Washington. Article in Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 17, 289-297 (1988) (Number of pages: 1) (Publication Size: 6KB)
Note: Placeholder pdf



Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Johnson, A., D. Norton, and W. Yake
Description Data are reported on DDT compounds (p,p' and o,p' isomers of DDT and metabolites DDE and DDD) in fish, water, and bed sediments from the Yakima River drainage in Washington state. p,p'-DDE was the predominant compound in fish and the only DDT compound detected in water from the main stem of the river. However, concentrations of p,p'-DDT predominated in water and bed sediments from Yakima tributaries identified as current sources of DDT compounds. These data suggest DDT is extremely persistent in Yakima basin soils. Reports of similar findings in other locales, especially California, are discussed.
REQUEST A COPY
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 Joan LeTourneau at 360-407-6764 or jlet461@ecy.wa.gov
Keywords soil, fish, river, water, sediment, irrigation, DDT
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 37,WRIA 39)