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Document Title:

An Environmental Quality Assessment of Clarks River National Wildlife Refuge

AUTHOR(S):
Steven R. Alexander


REPORT NUMBER:
TFO-EC-05-01
PAGES:
1 - 61

PUBLICATION DATE: July 2005

ABSTRACT:
This study, Project ID No. 4N62, was initiated in September 2000. Habitat and fish community assessments were completed at seven sites in the Clarks River watershed in 2000. Composite young-of-year and whole-body fish and sediment samples were collected and submitted (ECDMS Catalog No. 4050036) for analyses. Organochlorine analyses and a metals scan for the fish and sediment samples were performed by the Hand Chemical Laboratory at Mississippi State University and Laboratory & Environmental Testing, respectively. Organophospahte, aromatic hydrocarbon, and aliphatic hydrocarbon analyses were also conducted on the sediment samples. A quantitative mussel survey was performed at Bryants Ford in McCracken County in 2001. Sediment samples were collected at an additional six sites in 2001. In 2002, our efforts included the collection of composite young-of-year, whole-body, and fillet fish samples from the West Fork Clarks River, Blizzard Pond acquisition area, and mainstem. Organochlorine analyses and a metals scan for the fish and sediment samples were performed by the Hand Chemical Laboratory at Mississippi State University, Research Triangle Institute, and Laboratory and Environmental Testing (ECDMS Catalog Nos. 4050057 and 4050058). Organophosphate, aromatic hydrocarbon, and aliphatic hydrocarbon analyses were also conducted on the sediment samples.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/cookeville/reports/Clarks_River_Final_Draft1.pdf, 2 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Cookeville Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013