sediment station

sediment station

[′sed·ə·mənt ‚stā·shən]
(hydrology)
A vertical cross-sectional plane of a stream, usually normal to the mean direction of flow, where samples of suspended load are collected on a systematic basis for determining concentration, particle-size distribution, and other characteristics.
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Sediment station 2 is located approximately 260 m south of the discharge of the refinery outfall pipe, and sediment station 3 is located approximately 1.
Based on comparison of the 1978 data with our values for sediment station 2, chromium, beryllium, nickel, arsenic, and lead increased (listed in descending order of magnitude) in St.
Louis Bay in our study were from sediment sites 2 and 3, the two sediment stations located closest to the plant outfall site.
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