Clinch and Powell Rivers Watershed Ecological Risk Assessment
|EPA Number: ||600R01050|
|Date of Publication:||September, 2002|
|Audience||concerned citizens, Regulated Community, Scientific Community, State and local government, Teachers or Educators|
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...
Surface Water Runoff
Water Pollution Effects (Animals)