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US Geological Survey / National Park Service - Water Quality Partnership


Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

  Partnership Projects in Congaree National Park

  • 2000 - Synthesis of the Current Status of Water Quality

  • 2002 - Assessment of Mercury Input and Bioaccumulation

  • 2007 - Investigate Influence of Seasonal Flood Waters on Mercury Methylation

  • 2010 - Occurrence and Potential for Biodegradation of Endocrine Disrupting Contaminant Compounds

  • 2013 - Occurrence, Sources, and Biodegradation Potential of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Congree National Park

  • 2018 - Molecular Source Tracking of Enteric Bacteria in 303d-Listed Cedar Creek Watershed Congaree National Park

  • 2021 - Compilation and Summary of post-1996 research findings in Congaree National Park, South Carolina


Bradley, P.M., Battaglin, W.A., Clark, J.M., Henning, F., Hladik, M.L., Iwanowicz, L.R., Journey, C.A., Riley, J.W. and Romanok, K.M., 2017, Widespread Occurrence and Potential for Biodegradation of Bioactive Contaminants in Protected Wilderness of Congaree National Park, USA. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry.

Bradley, P.M., Chapelle, F.H., and Journey, C.A., 2009, Comparison of methylmercury production and accumulation in sediments of the Congaree and Edisto River basins, South Carolina, 2004-06: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5021, 9 p.

Bradley, P.M., Romanok, K.M., and Journey, C.A., 2017, Bioactive Organic Contaminant Concentrations and Biodegradation Rates at Congaree National Park, USA 2013-15: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Conrads, P.A., Feaster, T.D. and Harrelson, L.G., 2008, The Effects of the Saluda Dam on the surface-water and ground-water hydrology of the Congaree National Park Flood Plain, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5170 59 p.

Maluk, T.L. and Abrahamsen, T.A., 1999, Results of water-quality sampling and ecological characterization of streams of Congaree Swamp, South Carolina 1995-98. U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4121. 76 p.


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November 30, 2020