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Shallow Sediment Geochemical Data for the Cache Creek Settling Basin, Yolo County, California, 2010–17

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

This dataset includes shallow surface sediment (top 0–2 cm interval) constituent concentration data (primarily) and microbial methylmercury production potential rate data (limited) collected from the Cache Creek Settling Basin (CCSB), Yolo County, California, between April 2010 and July 2017. The dataset includes up to 706 observations (including field replicates) per sediment parameter, reflecting 93 unique sampling locations, with each location having been sampled from 1 to 28 times (excluding field replicates) over this 8-year period. There were four spatially intensive field campaigns conducted (February–March 2013, May 2013, October–November 2014, and January–March 2015), during which at least 90 sites were sampled. A sub-set of 13 sites were sampled intensively (20–28 times, primarily during 2015–2017) to create a more detailed monthly time-series at these locations. Sampling was conducted over a range of hydrologic conditions, from periods when the basin was essentially dry (no overlying water, even in ‘open-water’ habitats) to periods when the basin was nearly fully flooded (most sites with overlying water).
This data release includes six data tables given both as excel (.xlxs) and machine readable format (.csv): 1) ‘CCSB.SED_data.dictionary’, the Data Dictionary, which provides definitions and details related to the other five data tables and includes citations of analytical methods; 2) ‘CCSB.SED_2010-17’, the primary dataset with spatial/temporal sediment and pore water analyses; 3) ‘CCSB.SED_seq’, a sub-set of sediment samples (33 sites collected during May 2013) assayed for Hg using a 5-fraction sequential extraction procedure; 4) ‘CCSB.SED_grain.size’, data on detailed sediment grain-size distribution (by laser-scattering Coulter counter) for 615 unique samples (plus n=65 field duplicates); 5) ‘CCSB.SED_size.frac’, a sub-set of sediment samples (33 sites collected during May 2013) size-fractioned into 5 size classes and assayed for total mercury and limited suite of parameters, including particulate surface area (at 15 of the 33 sites); and 6) ‘CCSB.SED¬_QA’, quality assurance data summary. The mapping of the physical site locations can be found on the companion child page associated with this product (‘see associated items’).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
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