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Main Title Effects of Pollution, Especially from Feedlots, on Fishes in the Upper Neosho River Basin.
Author Cros, Frank B. ; Cavi, Lawrence M. ;
CORP Author Kansas Water Resources Research Inst., Manhattan.
Year Published 1971
Report Number Contrib-79; DI-14-31-0001-3016; OWRR-A-026-KAN; 03533,; A-026-KAN(1)
Stock Number PB-206 125
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Fresh water biology) ; ( Fishes ; Water pollution) ; ( Shiners ; Water pollution) ; Reproduction(Biology) ; Dissolved gases ; Water quality ; Populations ; Fresh water fishes ; Kansas ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Notropis lutrensis ; Notropis camurus ; Neosho River Basin ; Feedlot wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-206 125 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 58p
During the last decade the upper Neosho River and its major tributary the Cottonwood River in Kansas have been subject to periodic fish-kills. Eleven of the 15 fish-kills were associated with drainage from cattle feedlots. Two species which reflected changes in the fish fauna are the red shiner, Notropis lutrensis, and the bluntface shiner, Notropis camurus. One of a combination of several factors might account for such changes in species composition and diversity of the fish fauna: Significant alteration of the habitat; A difference in population structure; Differences in reproductive habits and behavior; Different oxygen requirements. Thus investigations were made to determine what differences exist between the red shiner and the bluntface shiner in the four factors mentioned.