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Table Wq01: Fish Kills and Water Pollution Investigations in the Elk River Basin

Table Wq01: Fish Kills and Water Pollution Investigations in the Elk River Basin

1970 - 1998.
Date Stream County # of Fish Est. value Cause/Source
July 07, 1981 Miser Hollow Branch McDonald     petroleum
July 29, 1980 Elk River McDonald     grain
Nov. 20, 1978 Elk River McDonald     septic tank seepage
Nov. 20, 1978 Little Sugar Creek McDonald     sewage effluent/silt
Pre-1982 Total     0 0.00  
Oct. 13, 1998 Cave Spring Branch McDonald 8 $4.02 poultry processing waste
Sep. 3, 1998 Elk River McDonald     ammonia
Jul. 14, 1998 Elk River McDonald 250-300 mussels   sewage suspected
Apr. 2, 1998 Honey Creek McDonald     concrete
Feb. 24, 1998 Cave Spring Branch McDonald 0   poultry processing waste
Jul. 28, 1997 Elk River McDonald     high temp./low flow
May 7, 1997 Elk River       unknown
Aug. 9, 1996 Thief Hollow Creek McDonald     hydraulic fluid
Jul. 26, 1996 Butts Ponds McDonald     poultry manure
Mar. 29, 1996 Elk River (floodplain) McDonald     food processing wastes
Sep. 25, 1995 Elk River McDonald     municipal wastewater
Oct. 07, 1994 Little Sugar Creek McDonald     diesel fuel
Oct. 22, 1994 Stogdon Creek McDonald     poultry waste
Dec. 20, 1991 Honey Creek McDonald     petroleum
Aug. 09, 1989 Little Sugar Creek McDonald 0   mining
Mar. 13, 1987 Cave Springs Branch McDonald 317 $50.62 poultry waste
Dec. 08, 1986 Indian Creek McDonald 0 0 railroad
May 12, 1985 Buffalo Creek McDonald 0 0 unknown
Apr. 27, 1984 Indian Creek McDonald     municipal sewage
Dec. 09, 1983 Indian Creek McDonald unknown 0 dodecyl benzen/railroad
Aug. 08, 1982 Patterson Creek McDonald     unknown pesticide
Post-1982 Total     325 $54.64  

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