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A Study of Surface Run-off from US 31/Seaway on Little Black Creek, Muskegon County, Michigan

Toxic sediments from industrial activities in the previous century   are moving downstream from Muskegon County's Little Black Creek into   Mona Lake, which connects directly to Lake Michigan. The $346,8     appropriation will build upon AWRI studies that have determined that   one of the major reasons for sediment movement is water run-off from   the highly concentrated road network in this region. Little Black   Creek sediments are highly contaminated with cadmium, chromium,   lead, PAH compounds, including benzo(a)pyrene, and PCBs. Most of the   samples have contaminant concentrations that exceed the standards   generally applied for the protection of aquatic life. In addition,   concentrations of lead, benzo(a)pyrene, and cadmium are at levels   that exceed human health criteria for long term direct contact.     Chemicals being studied in this project include: TP, SRP, TKN, NH3,   NO3/NO2, SO4, Cl, Alkalinity, TSS, PAHs, Oil & Grease, Pb, Cd, Cu,   Cr, Ni, Zn    (Lake Michigan); (human health); (nutrient); (nutrients); (salt);   (road salts); (road salt); (salts); (Michigan); (sediment);   (sediments); (sediment run-off); (run-off); (toxic organics); (toxic   organic); (polyaromatic hydrocarbon); (polyaromatic hydrocarbons);   (PAH); (PAH's); (PAHs); (toxic metals); (toxic metal); (chemicals of   concern); (chemical of concern)

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Researchers
Alan SteinmanPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 9 projects
Rick RediskeResearcher
Associated with 7 projects
Carl R. RuetzPrincipal Investigator
Associated with 3 projects
Xuefeng ChuResearcher
Associated with 1 projects
Agencies
U.S. Department of Transportation $ 348,000.00USDActual

Funding 2 projects for a total of $548,000.00
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Laboratory Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Biochemical
Ecosystem
Physical/Chemical
Impact of Pollutants
Nutrients, Including Phosphorus
Toxic Metals
Toxic Organics
Land Use and Habitat
Wetlands
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Lake Michigan
State Province
Michigan
Purpose of Project
Loadings Determination
Trend Assessment
Region Being Monitored
Coastal Wetlands
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Habitat
Hydrologic / Hydrometric / Climatic
Suspended Sediments
Urban Land Use
Annex Numbers
Contaminated Sediment
Persistent Toxic Substances
Research & Development
Annex 17
Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Contaminated Sediment
    Persistent Toxic Substances
    Research & Development
  • Annex 17
    Annex 17
    Impact of water quality and AIS on fish and wildlife populations and habitats

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