Heavy Metal Transport in the Columbia River, British Columbia

by L. John Zeman, Environment Canada, Vancouver, Canada,
H. Olav Slaymaker, Environment Canada, Vancouver, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Irrigation and Drainage


Data on the total forms of selected metals were used to assess their concentrations at two sampling sites on the Canadian Columbia River from 1984 to 1989. Cadmium, the response variable in a regression equation, was expressed as a function of copper, manganese, lead and turbidity. Concentrations of metals were compared with the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the protection of aquatic life.

Subject Headings: Heavy metals | Rivers and streams | Water quality | Water supply systems | Regression analysis | Hydrologic data | Site investigation | Metals (chemical) | British Columbia | Canada

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