Welcome to the website of the Ecological
Assessment of Storm Impacts on Marine Resources. This project is
a part of the Coastal Storms Program (CSP) and is designed to assess potential
effects on fish and shellfish from non-point source pollution.
For more about this project, please
view the project description.
Resources available on this website
This site includes a database of chemical and toxicological information on contaminants
permitted for use in the St. Johns River Watershed, Florida, and the lower Columbia
River watershed in Oregon and Washington. It will include other classes of
chemical contaminants and other study areas in the future. You can search
the database by:
- Chemical Abstract Service registry number
- Name of Contaminant
- Molecular Formula
The database provides estimates of potential chemical runoff based upon available
landuse, and either application or loading information. Reported agricultural applications
were used when available.
USEPA-permitted chemical application information or loading rates
derived from scientific literature were used wherever actual applications were not
reported. Locations were cross-referenced to available
GIS data layers.
Queries will also provide available information on chemical structure, molecular
weight, octanol-water partition coefficients, organic carbon partition coefficients,
water solubility, persistence in soil, general toxicity information and specific
toxicity levels, to five groups of organisms (algae, mollusks, finfish, crustaceans,
and select terrestrial animals).
Toxicity to terrestrial animals is provided as a general comparison to a large body
of available toxicological literature. All of this information was obtained from
available scientific literature and is provided to assist identifying locations
where risks to aquatic organisms might occur following storm events.
To begin querying the project's database, visit the basic search page, or examine data from the detailed search. To learn more about this
project, please look at the Project Overview.