Departmental Reports


Title:

WATER QUALITY AT SELECTED STATIONS IN THE CONECUH-ESCAMBIA RIVER DURING 1988



Author(s):

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



Date: 1988



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 1988 study is the 18th yearly 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 the stretch of these rivers
between Brewton, Alabama and Escambia Bay in Florida.
The primary objective of these studies is to deterlnine

if major

changes in water quality due to paper mill effluents can be detected from

studies of the biota. During the period of low river flow in September and
October, phytoplankton, chlorophyll, macroinvertebrates, and fish
populations were sampled at stations above and below the discharge from the
Container Corporation of America paper mill. The results of the 1988 study
are summarized in this report.

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