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USGS Releases an Assessment of Sediment Quality and Volume behind Enloe Dam



Purpose of the study: Data were collected to inform resource managers and agencies deciding the future of Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River in Washington State. At the time of data collection, questions existed regarding potential contaminant concentrations (primarily trace elements from past mining operations) and whether these are high enough to require special handling of the sediment. This data is a limited characterization of sediment behind Enloe Dam and may not be spatially extensive enough to capture the inorganic chemistry of all sediments impounded by the dam.


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