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Title:

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


Author(s):

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


Date: 1987


Funding Agency: Container Corporation of America


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


Category: Domestic Funded Research Report


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Summary/Recommendations/Objectives:

The 1987 study is the seventeenth 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 determine 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 late August
and September, plankton, 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 1987 study are
summarized in this report.

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