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Main Title Effects of Pollution on Biota of the Pigeon River, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Author Keup, Lowell E. ; Stewart., R. Keith ;
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio. Technical Advisory and Investigations Branch.
Year Published 1966
Stock Number PB-284 531
Additional Subjects Freshwater biology ; Water pollution ; Pigeon River ; Waterville Lake ; Paper industry ; Benthos ; Plankton ; Algae ; Marine microorganisms ; Fresh water fishes ; Feeding stuffs ; Culicidae ; Industrial wastes ; Fisheries ; Carp ; Watersheds ; North Carolina ; Tennessee ; Canton(North Carolina) ; Champion Paper Company ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Water pollution effects(Plants) ; Trash fish
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-284 531 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 38p
Wastes from the Champion Paper Company and the city of Canton, North Carolina, polluted the Pigeon River and adversely affected the biota of the river in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. This pollution: Reduced the growth of both the desirable suspended planktonic and bottom attached algae; stimulated the growth of undesirable slime organisms; reduced substantially the desirable sensitive fish food organisms; increased in numbers the tolerant bottom associated organisms; destroyed the fisheries in twenty miles of the Pigeon River in North Carolina and caused the waters that entered Tennessee to contain a fish population dominated by large rough-fish such as carp and suckers.