Departmental Reports


Title:

A BIOLOGICAL STUDY OF THE CONECUH-ESCAMBIA RIVER
IN THE VICINITY OF BREWTON, ALABAMA, 1990



Author(s):

Struve, M., W. Seesock, D. Bayne and C. Webber



Date: 1991



Funding Agency: Container Corporation of America



Keywords: conecuh, escambia, river, limnology, water quality



Category: Domestic Funded Research Report



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Summary/Recommendations/Objectives:

The 1990 study is the 20th annual survey of biological productivity in
the Conecuh-Escambia River System conducted by the Rivers and Reservoirs
Laboratory of the Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures of Auburn
University. Prior to this study, the Institute of Paper Chemistry of
Appleton, Wisconsin had conducted 15 surveys on these rivers between the
town of Brewton, Alabama and Escambia Bay in Florida.
The primary objective of these studies is to determine if major
changes in water quality due to paper mill effluents can be detected from
studies of the blota. Water quality, phytoplankton, chlorophyll,
macroinvertebrates, and fish populations were sampled at stations above and
below the discharge from the Container Corporation of America (CCA) paper
mill. Sampling was conducted during a period of low water flow in August,
September and October. The results of the 1990 study are summarized in
this report.

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