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Table Wq05: Water Pollution and Fish Kill Investigations

Table Wq05: Water Pollution and Fish Kill Investigations

 

Water pollution incidents and potential water pollution incidents and fish kills investigated within the Big Piney Watershed from 1990-2002 (MDC 2003).
Year County Stream Cause Fish kill Damage
1990 Texas Big Piney River Oak tree pollen No <1/4 mile
1991 Texas Big Piney River Treated sewage and process water No <1/4 mile
1992 Pulaski Dry Creek Sewage and biological sludge No 4 miles
1993 Texas Brushy Creek Sewage sludge. No 200 yards.
1993 Texas Big Piney River Excessive algal bloom No 14 miles
1993 Texas Big Piney River Summerkill Yes 3 miles
1993 Texas Big Piney River Sewage. No  
1993 Texas Tributary to Bender Creek Gasoline No <1/8 mile
1994 Texas Arthur Creek Diesel No 1 to 3 miles.
1994 Texas Big Piney River Hog feed suppliment (whey) No <1/8 mile
1996 Texas Tributary to Elk Creek Cattle manure (alledged) Yes <1/4 mile
1996 Texas Big Piney River Milk product (undetermine) No <1/8 mile
1997 Texas Beeler Branch/Big Piney River Milk No 1 & 10+ miles
1997 Pulaski Hooker Hollow Trash No 1/4 mile
1997 Texas Branch of Spring Creek Stormwater No unknown
2001 Texas Brushy Creek Sewage Yes 1 Mile

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Conservation pays by enriching our economy and quality of life.

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