Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences


Chemistry and Biochemistry

First Advisor

Noblet, James

Second Advisor

Stanley, Brett

Third Advisor

Skillman, John


This paper represents a master's project that is a preliminary surface soil survey of the Lytle Creek sub-Watershed, near Devore, California. The sub-Watershed is a recreational site within the San Bernardino National Forest. This study was undertaken to determine the concentration of lead and lead salts within the soils and sediments within the watershed, and to determine if these products pose a threat to the health of the local environment and human consumers from the watershed. Possible sources of lead contamination include natural background geology, contamination of historical use of gasoline with lead additives, and the presence of outdoor shooting ranges. The purpose of this study is to determine if there are any areas of high lead concetration within the watershed that should be of concern to the general public.

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