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Trace elements in the water resources of California


Gordon R. Bradford

Author Affiliations

Gordon R. Bradford was a Specialist, Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 41(3):45-53. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v41n03p045. September 1971.

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Trace element concentration ranges, means, medians, and number of positive occurrences are listed for 383 water samples from various sources in California. Data are compared to accepted public water supply and irrigation water standards. Municipal and industrial waste water and water extracts from Suisun Bay sediments contained the greatest number of trace elements at concentrations suggesting likely deleterious effects on aquatic life.

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Bradford G. 1971. Trace elements in the water resources of California. Hilgardia 41(3):45-53. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v41n03p045
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