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Clinch and Powell Rivers Watershed Ecological Risk Assessment

EPA Number: 600R01050
Date of Publication:September, 2002
Pages:166
Audienceconcerned citizens, Regulated Community, Scientific Community, State and local government, Teachers or Educators

Available from:
WEBhttp://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPURL.cgi?Dockey=30002H3U.txt
NTIS# PB2003-101118Ordering Information
A watershed ecological risk assessment of the unique Clinch and Powell river system in southwestern Virginia strongly suggests that (1) coal mining activities and agricultural practices, past and present, are having adverse impacts on stream habitats, resulting in unacceptable losses of valuable and rare native fish and mussels and (2) prompt implementation of practical risklowering actions, such as reclaiming abandoned mines, spill prevention, excluding livestock from streams, and establishing riparian vegetation zones, can mitigate these adverse effects in the future. More...

Keywords:
Watersheds
River Basins
Ecology
Risk Assessment
Aquatic Biology
Tennessee
Virginia
Kentucky
Surface Water Runoff
Water Pollution
Coal Mining
Fishes
Water Pollution Effects (Animals)
Endangered Species
Mussels
Powell River
Clinch River


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