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Table Wq03: Lead Levels in Fish from Big River

Table Wq03: Lead Levels in Fish from Big River

MDC Mammoth Access, Jefferson County,
1979 - 1994 (unpublished data, J. Czarnezki, MDC).
Species Lead Level(ppb) Year
Redhorse 450 1994
  670 1993
  550 1992
  870 1991
  400 1990
  43 1987
  440 1986
  280 1984
  320 1983
  270 1982
  415 1980
  395 1979
Channel catfish 74 1994
  51 1993
  150 1992
  160 1991
  66 1990
  225 1980
  216 1979
Flathead catfish 30 1992
Sunfish 340 1994
  1700 1993
  440 1987
  170 1986
  180 1980
  174 1979
Rock Bass 360 1994
Largemouth bass 160 1994
Smallmouth bass 40 1987
  91 1986
  150 1980
  138 1979
Carp 440 1991
  380 1987
  370 1986
  520 1980

*FDA action level = 300 parts per billion.

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