Table Wq02: Fish Kill Data for the Cuivre River

Table Wq02: Fish Kill Data for the Cuivre River

Year Stream County (Nearest Town) Number of Fish Killed Estimated Value Discharged Substance Source
1970 Tributary to Little Sandy Creek Lincoln (Whiteside) 25.33 * Feedlot wastes Fuchs 1970
1970 Crooked Creek Lincoln 349,000 * Pesticides Czarneski 1983a
1976 West Fork Cuivre River Lincoln (Hawk Point) 40 * Chicken Manure Robinson- Wilson 1976a; Duchrow 1976
1976 West Fork Cuivre River Lincoln (Hawk Point) 1,696 $102.60 Unidentified Robinson- Wilson 1976a Robinson- Wilson 1976b
1978 Unnamed Creek Warren (Warrenton) Undeter- mined * Herbicide Czarnezki 1979a
1978 Little Elkhorn Creek Montgomery (Montgomery City) 10,523 $836.00 Molasses Czarnezki 1979a
1979 Cuivre River Lincoln (Old Monroe) 20,031 $13,371.85 Unidentified Czarnezki 1979b
1980 McCoy Creek St. Charles (Wentzville) 6,790 $879.48 Chlorine Czarnezki 1981
1980 Indian Camp Creek St. Charles (Floristell) 250 * Anaerobic discharge Czarnezki 1981
1982 West Fork Cuivre River Lincoln (Hawk Point) 5,255 $4,485.00 Chicken manure Czarnezki 1983b
1987 Big Lead Creek Lincoln 2,256 $499.00 Unidentified Bush 1989
1989 Cuivre Creek Pike 100 $51.36 Sewage Buchanan 1990
1992 Cuivre River Lincoln 44,617 $45,486.46 Unknown Duchrow 1992b

* Data unavailable

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