Table Wq03: Fish kill summary for the Spring River Basin from 1979-1995

Fish kill summary for the Spring River Basin from 1979-1995.
DATE STREAM COUNTY NUMBER KILLED ESTIMATED VALUE CAUSE/SOURCE
8-23-94 North Fk Spring River Barton N/A N/A Industrial waste
7- 1-94 Trib to Shoal Creek Newton N/A N/A Aquashade
4-20-94 Thruman Creek Newton 28,675 4,677.92 Dursban
9-29-94 Spring Br/Cedar Cr Newton 8,000 3,360.00 Bentonite
12- 3-93 Trib to Pettis Creek Barton N/A N/A Toxins
6-16-93 Trib to Grove Creek Jasper N/A N/A Indus
11-30-93 Grove Creek Jasper 592 111.62 Anhydrous ammonia
5-21-93 Shoal Creek Newton N/A N/A Municipal
2-23-93 Motley Branch Newton 4,438 1,311.00 Diesel fuel
8-10-92 Capps Creek Barry N/A N/A N/A
5-22-92 Clear Creek Barton N/A N/A Hog manure
2-11-92 Grove and Center Cr Jasper 29,125 2,389.79 Ammonium hydroxide
9-18-92 Joplin Creek Jasper N/A N/A Asphalt sealer
4- 8-92 Williams Creek Lawrence N/A N/A Sewage effluent
8-14-92 Kelly Creek Barry N/A N/A Poultry Process Water
7-26-91 Clear Creek Barry N/A N/A Ammonia
1- 6-91 Lone Elm Creek Jasper N/A N/A Potassium hydroxide
2-28-91 Grove Creek Jasper 3,596 288.62 Hydrochloric acid
6-21-91 Grove and Center Cr Jasper 30,059 2,487.33 Urea ammonia
8-14-91 Grove Creek Jasper 5,698 488.76 Urea ammonia
9-26-91 Trib to Blackberry Cr Jasper N/A N/A Acid mine drainage
12-15-91 Trib to Silver Cr Jasper N/A N/A Sewage
8- 5-91 Newtonia Branch Newton N/A N/A Aquatic habitat destru
6-10-90 Dicks Fork Barton 67 N/A Fertilizer
5-16-90 Lamar City Lake Barton 200+ 68.00 Spawning stress
6-15-90 Stony Branch Jasper 4,096 592.62 Pipeline break
1-30-90 Turkey Creek Jasper N/A N/A Truck spill
6-29-89 North Fk Spring River Dade N/A N/A Truck spill
5- 7-89 Silver Creek Jasper 4,334 448.63 Ammonia
3-22-89 Grove Creek Jasper N/A N/A Acid
4- 8-89 Grove Creek Jasper 46 N/A Sulfuric acid
4-17-89 Blackberry Creek Jasper N/A N/A Power
11-20-89 Grove Creek Jasper 400 32.00 Chemical spill
2- 1-88 Grove Creek Jasper 5,000 N/A Chemical spill
2-18-88 Grove Creek Jasper N/A N/A Chemical spill
4- 4-88 Grove Creek Jasper 7,148 435.65 Chemical spill
7-12-88 Grove Creek Jasper 5,592 374.85 Chemical spill
12- 7-88 Grove Creek Jasper 30 N/A Chemical spill
7- 1-88 Turkey Creek Jasper N/A N/A Petroleum
6-22-88 Williams Creek Lawrence 976 158.54 Sewage
1-26-87 Trib N Fk Spring R Jasper N/A N/A Truck spill
4-28-87 Grove Creek Jasper 344 23.64 Industrial
11-20-87 Grove Creek Jasper 165 9.90 Chemical spill
7- 7-87 Williams Creek Lawrence 6,098 988.59 Sewage
7-20-87 Stahl Creek Lawrence N/A N/A Sewage
8-11-87 Stahl Creek Lawrence N/A N/A Sewage
11-30-87 Trib to Cedar Creek Newton N/A N/A Pipeline break
2-12-86 Clear Creek Barry 6,888 451.87 Sewage
8- 1-86 Turkey Creek Jasper 4,855 1,522.00 Sewage
6-21-86 Turkey Creek Jasper N/A N/A Sewage
6-30-86 Center Creek Jasper N/A N/A Chemical spill
9-12-86 Possum Creek Jasper <200 N/A Sewage
12-22-86 Grove Creek Jasper N/A N/A Chemical spill
10-13-86 Grove Creek Jasper 3,874 255.39 Chemical spill
8-14-86 Williams Creek Lawrence 932 173.94 Sewage
12-19-86 Stahl Cr/Spring River Lawrence N/A N/A Sewage
8-25-86 Honey Creek Lawrence 1,442 251.97 Sewage
4-12-85 Hudson/Capps Creek Barry N/A N/A Sewage
4-12-85 Trib to Shoal Creek Barry N/A N/A Agricultural manure
2-22-85 Trib L N Fk Spring R Barton N/A N/A Petroleum
11-11-85 Trib to Center Creek Jasper N/A N/A Chemical spill
4-25-85 Williams Creek Lawrence N/A N/A Food spill
11-18-85 Shoal Creek Newton N/A N/A Railway spill
1-20-84 Williams Creek Lawrence 853 N/A Ammonia
6-16-83 Center Creek Jasper N/A N/A Kerosene
8-18-83 Turkey Creek Jasper N/A N/A Sewage
2-12-82 Center Creek Jasper N/A N/A Acid/Alkali spill
8- 3-82 Trib to Center Creek Jasper N/A N/A Sulfuric acid
8-13-82 Silver Creek Newton N/A N/A Lindane
7-15-81 Trib to N Fk Spring R Barton N/A N/A Animal fat spill
7-21-81 Turkey Creek Jasper N/A N/A Heavy metal
4-21-81 Williams Creek Lawrence N/A N/A Sewage
11-14-81 Spring River Lawrence N/A N/A Dioxin
2-12-80 Shoal Creek Newton N/A N/A Diseal fuel
4-10-79 Trib to N Fk Spring R Barton N/A N/A Landfill leachate
6-24-79 Muddy Creek Barton N/A N/A Agriculture biproduct
8-23-79 Short Creek Barton N/A N/A Ammonia phosphate
8-27-79 Spring River Lawrence N/A N/A Oil spill
3- 7-79 Shoal Creek Newton N/A N/A Demolition material
4-29-79 White Oak Creek Lawrence 2,874 562.50 Hog waste
5-17-79 North Fk Spring River Barton 40,205 15,735.00 Ammonia
7-14-79 Turkey Creek Jasper 444 51.58 Sewage

Source: Missouri Department of Conservation Fish Kill Summary (1996).

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