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Methods

Field and laboratory environmental measurement methods

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program develops field methods to measure a wide range of environmental properties, and develops approaches and protocols used to assess or characterize contamination.

The Program also develops laboratory analytical methods to measure a wide variety of chemicals in environmental media.

An abandoned mine site on Galena Creek in the Barker mining district in central Montana.
An abandoned mine site on Galena Creek in the Barker mining district in central Montana. Galena Creek is a tributary to Dry Fork Belt Creek and is the main source of the dissolved metals in Dry Fork Belt Creek. Dry Fork Belt Creek was the site of experiments that investigated the effects of diel cycling of dissolved metals on the toxicity of metals to fish -- from the Diurnal Metal Variations Photo Gallery

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