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Watershed- and Regional-Scale Contamination

Map of Toxics Program Study Sites
Locations of Toxics Program Watershed- and Regional-Scale Contamination Investigations
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USGS scientists preparing a boat for water-quality sampling in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, CA
USGS scientists getting ready to collect water-quality samples in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California. Water-quality monitoring is one of the USGS's contributions to the CALFED Bay-Delta Ecosystem Restoration Program -- from the San Francisco Bay Project

The Toxics Program conducts watershed- and regional-scale investigations of legacy, current, and emerging contaminants affecting aquatic ecosystems from common types of nonpoint and distributed point-source contamination. More about watershed- and regional-scale contamination investigations

Watershed Contamination from Hard-Rock Mining

Pesticide Contamination in Varied Pesticide-Use Settings

Emerging Contaminants in the Environment

Mercury in Aquatic Ecosystems

Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative

Priority Ecosystem Studies

Complete listing of watershed and regional scale investigations and projects >>

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