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US Geological Survey / National Park Service - Water Quality Partnership


Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

  Partnership Projects in Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

  • 1999 - Develop Stream Flow Measurement Network

  • 2002 - Effects of Oil and Gas Operations on Ground-Water Quality

  • 2004 - Restoration of Federally Listed Mussel Species and Water Quality Monitoring in Heavily Coal Mined Area

  • 2015 - Determine Occurrence, Sources, and Potential for Biodegradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Protected-River Systems of the National Park Service Southeast Region (Parks: BISO, CHAT, LIRI, OBRI)



Partnership Publications

Bradley P.M., Romanok K.M., Duncan J.R., Battaglin W.A., Clark J.M., Hladik M.L., Huffman B.J., Iwanowicz L.R., Journey C.A., Smalling K.L., 2019, Exposure and potential effects of pesticides and pharmaceuticals in protected streams of the US National Park Service Southeast Region. Sci Total Environ. 2019:135431.

Williams, S.D., D.E. Ladd, and J.J. Farmer. 2006 . Fate and transport of petroleum hydrocarbons in soil and ground water at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee and Kentucky, 2002-2003. U.S. Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5104. 29 p.


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December 1, 2020