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Table 1 Little Akaki River sediment texture class and physical status of the sediment

From: Little Akaki River sediment enrichment with heavy metals, pollution load and potential ecological risks in downstream, Central Ethiopia

Sample sites Textural class of sediment Physical status of sediment*
S1 Clay Plastic and cohesive; sediment contains un-decomposed leaves and plant debris
S2 ND  
S3 Sandy-clay-loam Sandy; muck (black, consist of completely mineralized organic materials)
S4 Sandy-loam Sandy; muck (black, consist of completely mineralized organic materials); has the odor
S5 Sandy-loam Sandy; muck (black, consist of completely mineralized organic materials),
S6 Sandy-loam Sandy; peat (partially decomposed plant materials) sometimes soil warm visible
S7 Sandy-loam Sandy; debris (dead and unconsolidated organic materials, and partially decayed coarse plant materials) visible
S8 ND  
S9 Clay Muck (black, extremely fine, completely decomposed organic materials); cohesive; has the odor
S10 Clay Muck (black, extremely fine, completely decomposed organic materials); cohesive; has the odor
  1. *Physical status of sediment described based on field observation notes as indicated in OhioEPA (2001). ND No Data (Data not available)