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Main Title Environmental effects of oil shale mining and processing : part I, fishes of Piceance Creek, Colorado, prior to oil shale processing. /
Author Goettl, John P. ; Edde, Jerry W.
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Author Title of a Work
Edde, Jerry W.
CORP Author Colorado Div. of Wildlife, Fort Collins. Fisheries Research Center.;Environmental Research Lab.-Duluth, MN.
Publisher Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available from National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA 600-3-78-096; EPA-600/3-78-097; EPA-600/3-79-055; EPA-R-803950
Stock Number PB-289 874
OCLC Number 06528522
Subjects Oil-shale industry--Environmental aspects--Colorado ; Fish populations--Colorado
Additional Subjects Oil shale ; Mine waters ; Fresh water fishes ; Animal ecology ; Piceance Creek ; Environmental surveys ; Surveys ; Abundance ; Trout ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Environmental impacts ; Stream flow ; Processing ; Distribution(Property) ; Black Sulfur Creek ; Stewart Creek ; Salinity ; Colorado ; Comparison ; Water pollution ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Environmental effects ; Catostomus platyrhynchus ; Rhinichthys osculus ; Salvelinus fontinalis ; Salmo trutla ; Salmo gairdneri ; Rainbow trout
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-78-096 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/28/2019
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-78-096 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-78-096 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ERAD  EPA 600/3-78-096 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/22/2012
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NTIS  PB-289 874 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 19 pages : map ; 28 cm
The fish populations of Piceance Creek, Colorado, were surveyed to establish preoperational conditions prior to extensive oil shale processing in the region. Data collected in this study have been compared to data reported by earlier researchers. The mountain sucker (Catostomus platyrhynchus) and the speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus) are the most abundant and widespread fishes found in Piceance Creek. Numbers of all species were not great; the largest number of fish captured per 100 meters of stream was 76 individuals, while the range for all other stations was 3-23 fish/100 m. Brook, brown, and rainbow trout (Salvelinus fontinalis, Salmo trutta, and Salmo gairdneri, respectively) were most common in the upper reaches of Piceance Creek and in its tributaries, Black Sulfur Creek and Stewart Creek. Results of the survey indicate that brook and brown trout are reproducing naturally in Piceance Creek but rainbow trout are doing poorly. Possible impacts of oil shale processing on the fish populations of Piceance Creek are suggested.
Includes bibliographical references (pt. 1: pages 16-18). "EPA 600-3-78-096." "October 1978." Cover title.
Contents Notes
pt. 1. Fishes of Piceance Creek, Colorado, prior to oil shale processing. -- pt. 2. The aquatic macroinvertebrates of the Piceance Basin, Colorado, prior to oil shale processing. -- pt. 3. The water quality of Piceance Creek, Colorado, prior to oil shale processing.