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.


PCB Concentrations in Fish from Ward Lake (Thurston County) and the Lower Elwha River

Publication number Date Published
99-338September 1999
VIEW NOW PCB Concentrations in Fish from Ward Lake (Thurston County) and the Lower Elwha River (Number of pages: 16) (Publication Size: 659KB)

Trouble viewing? Try these free options.
Author(s) Serdar, D.
Description Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) concentrations were sampled in edible fish tissue from Ward Lake (Thurston County) and the lower Elwha River below Lake Aldwell. The objective was to assess PCB concentrations to determine if one or both of these waterbodies should retain "water quality limited" (i.e., 303(d) list) status due to PCBs.

PCB Aroclors 1254 and 1260 were detected in all samples at concentrations from 3 to 12 ug/kg, above the National Toxics Rule criterion of 1.4 ug/kg. Therefore, it is recommended that both Ward Lake and the lower Elwha River be included on the 303(d) list for both PCB-1254 and PCB-1260.
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 Thurston, county, toxics, toxics monitoring, rule, fish, 303(d), river, water, toxic, lake
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
(WRIA 13,WRIA 18)
DATA Environmental Information Management (EIM) #DSER0004