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Survey of Contaminants in Sediments in Lake Union and Adjoining Waters

Publication number Date Published
92-e10August 1992
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Author(s) Cubbage, J.
Description Lake Union, an urban lake in the center of Seattle, and the surrounding fresh water bodies, has been the site of industrial and commercial use for over 75 years. These operations have degraded water quality and have contaminated sediments in some areas of the lake. To determine representative concentrations of contaminants in sediments in the lake, 22 sites in Lake Union and adjacent fresh water bodies (Salmon Bay, Lake Washington Ship Canal, and Portage Bay) as well as a reference site in Lake Washington, were sampled for priority pollutant metals and organics.
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Keywords priority pollutant, metals, contaminant, urban, water, water quality, sediment, survey, salmon, ship, lake, freshwater sediment
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Area 08 Cedar-Sammamish