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Table Wq02: Fishkills Reported in the Big River Basin

Table Wq02: Fishkills Reported in the Big River Basin

1966-94 (MDC 1995a).
No. of Fish Est.
Date Stream County Killed Value Est. Cause/Source
8-7-66 Big River St. Francois NA NA Gravel Washing/A. M. Mount Gravel
6-8-68 Mill Cr. Washington U U Diesel Fuel/Buckman Labs
5-5-70 Belew Cr. Jefferson U U Hog Lagoon
8-28-70 Mill Cr. Washington 200 U Farm/ Hog Manure Lollar
3-10-71 Fountain Farm Cr. Washington NA NA Turbid water/ Dresser Minerals
5-24-71 Flat River St. Francois NA NA Sewage/Bismark STP
5-25-71 Fountain Farm Cr. Washington NA NA Turbid water/ Pfizer & Co.
7-13-71 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington U U Road Oil/County Hwy. Dept
9-28-71 Mineral Fork Cr. Washington NA NA Gravel Washing/Concrete Aggregate
4-30-72 Reid Cr. Iron NA NA Acid Spill/Truck Accident
8-8-72 Big River Washington NA NA Gravel Washing/Mount S&G Co.
3-25-74 Bass Cr. Washington U U Fuel oil/St. Joe Lead Co.
12-11-74 Big River Trib. Jefferson NA NA Turbid Discharge/Dresser Minerals
2-6-75 Flat River St. Francois NA NA Sewage Solids/Flat River STP
3-2-75 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington 2,230 195.00+ Fuel Oil/Purcell Tire
8-15-75 Mill Cr. Washington U U Tailings Discharge/Dresser Min
8-15-75 Big River Washington 824+ U Tailings Discharge/Dresser Min.
8-18-76 Big River St. Francois NA NA Tailings/Valley Mineral
10-29-76 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington 7,988 742.40 Gasoline/Transport Del. Co.
8-5-77 Big River St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings/City of Desloge
9-6-77 Calico Cr. Jefferson 62,589 5790.00 Ammonium Nitrate/Williams Pipe
5-18-78 Terre Bl. Trib. St. Francois NA NA Chicken Manure/Gremminger Farm
7-26-78 Big River St. Francois 7,820 3390.00 Unknown
9-14-78 Keesling Cr. Iron 10,904 1207.00 Chicken Manure/Atchison Farm
4-10-79 Trib. Cedar Cr. Iron 320 30.00 Chicken Manure
7-3-79 Dry Cr. St. Francois NA NA Chicken Manure/Thompson Farm
11-27-79 Old Mines Cr. Washington NA NA Barite Tailings/General Barite
1-12-80 Big River Jefferson NA NA Dresser Plant/Leak-Red Clay
5-22-80 Cedar Cr. Washington NA NA Red Paint/MO Hwy. Dept
7-17-80 Terre Bl. Trib. St. Francois 9,520 992.99 Chicken Manure/Gremminger Farm
2-15-82 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington NA NA Gasoline/Hoskcer Oil
2-23-82 Shaw Branch St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings/St. Joe SP
3-12-82 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington NA NA Oil & Trans. Fluid/Borer Auto
4-24-82 Heads Cr. Jefferson NA NA Asphalt/Pruitt & Campbell
5-28-82 Big River Jefferson NA NA Barite Tailings/Dresser Minerals
7-3-82 Big River St. Francois 1,150 990.50 Unknown
7-31-82 Turkey Cr. St. Francois 104 76.06 Sewage/Bonne Terre STP
8-13-82 Cedar Cr. Iron 578 82.56 Chicken Manure/Byerley Farm
10-30-82 Hazel Run Cr. St. Francois 1,062 121.20 Chicken Manure/Yeager Farm
2-9-83 Cedar Cr. Iron NA NA Chicken Manure/Byerley Farm
7-12-83 Pond Cr. Washington U U Red Clay/IMCO Services
8-25-83 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington 2,397 157.31 Diesel Fuel/Purcell Tire
3-11-84 Coonville Cr. St. Francois NA NA Oil/Bonne Terre Sunoco
5-3-84 Turkey Cr. St. Francois NA NA Sewage/Bonne Terre STP
10-5-84 Small Cr. Washington NA NA Hog Manure/Jim Dicus Farm
3-8-85 Cedar Cr. Iron NA NA Chicken Manure/Byerley Farm
4-5-85 Big River St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings/St. Joe Minerals
8-13-85 Wallen Cr. Washington 33,642 3815.00 Chicken Manure/Silvey Farm
9-6-85 Big River Washington NA NA Dredging Silt/Politte Ready Mix
10-7-85 Ditch Trib. to Big River Jefferson NA NA Diesel Fuel/U-Gas Station
1-3-86 Dry Cr. St. Francois NA NA Chicken Manure/Unknown
1-16-86 Terre Bl. Trib. St. Francois 100 U Chicken Manure/Robert Hoehn Farm
2-4-86 Big River Jefferson NA NA Lqd. Fertilizer/Williams Bros
3-3-86 Trib Big River Jefferson NA NA Fuel Oil/Speigel Oil Co.
3-18-86 Terre Bl. Trib. St. Francois 300 U Chicken Manure/Robert Hoehn Farm
5-7-86 Big River St. Francois NA NA Sewage Sludge/Bonne Terre STP
11-15-86 Cadet Cr. Washington NA NA Indust. Chemicals/Buckman Labs
7-6-87 Big River St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings/St. Joe Minerals
3-30-88 Big River St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings/St. Joe Minerals
6-24-89 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington NA NA Gasoline Pump Handle
6-30-89 Skullbones Cr. Jefferson NA NA Waste Oil/Jeff. Co. Hwy. Dept.
8-16-89 Shaw Branch St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings MHTD
4-24-90 Flat River St. Francois 211 21.53 Sewage/Flat River STP
5-2-90 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington NA NA Hydraulic Fluid/Purcell Tire
7-25-90 Turkey Cr. St. Francois NA NA Sodium Fluorocein Dye
12-1-90 Big River Jefferson NA NA Suspended Sed./Norman Goad
3-14-91 Big River St. Francois 1 0.08 Hydraulic Fluid/Resco Products
4-25-91 Mill Cr. Trib Washington NA NA Chicken Manure/Silvey Farm
5-19-91 Trib Terre Bl St. Francois 8,919 1438.00 Chicken Manure/Robert Hoehn Farm
11-29-93 Big River St. Francois NA NA Lead Tailings/St. Joe Minerals
3-10-94 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington NA NA Gasoline/Wallis Oil Company
3-14-94 Mine a Breton Cr. Washington 374 33.62 Gasoline/Cooper Oil Company
6-9-94 Big River Washington NA NA Land Clearing/Richard Dix
8-1-94 Big River Washington NA NA Diesel/Politte Ready Mix
 
TOTAL NO. FISH KILLED 151,233+
TOTAL ESTIMATED VALUE $19,083.25+

NA = Not Available U = Unknown

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