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Tennessee and Big Sandy River Basin


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Tennessee

Knox Creek from the VA/KY state line upstream to its headwaters near the VA/WV state line including its tributaries. These river segments comprise ~89 miles. (5/15/03; modified 6/15/04, 12/13/04; 7/27/05)

Buchanan Co.

PCBs

Golden Redhorse Sucker

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Smallmouth Bass

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Rock Bass

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Northern Hogsucker

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Channel Catfish

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Redhorse Sucker

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Creek Chub

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

All other species

No more
than two meals/month

Levisa Fork River from the confluence with Slate Creek at Grundy ~14 miles to the state line (7/28/99; modified 12/13/04)

Buchanan Co.

PCBs

All species

DO NOT EAT

Levisa Fork River from confluence with Slate Creek upstream to the confluence with Contrary Creek (intersection of Rt. 460 and Rt. 680) including its tributary Garden Creek up to the confluence with Right Fork of Garden Creek (intersection of Rt. 624 and Rt. 632). These river segments comprise ~18 miles. (12/13/04)

Buchanan Co.

PCBs

All species

No more
than two meals/month

Guest River from Rt. 23 near Esserville downstream to the confluence with Clinch River including its tributary Bear Creek up to the confluence with Yellow Creek. These river segments comprise ~23 miles. (12/13/04)

Wise Co., Norton City, Scott Co. and Russell Co.

PCBs

Carp

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

River Chub (hornyheads)

PCBs

Stoneroller (hornyheads)

Stock Creek from Rt. 650 bridge above Natural Tunnel downstream ~5 miles to the confluence with Clinch River near Clinchport (12/13/04)

Scott Co.

PCBs

Brown Trout

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Rainbow Trout

PCBs

White Sucker

Wolf Creek from Rt. 670 near Abingdon downstream ~3 miles to Rt. 75 near Green Spring (12/13/04)

Washington Co.

PCBs

Carp

No more
than two meals/month

PCBs

Northern Hogsucker

Beaver Creek from Beaver Creek Dam downstream ~10 miles to the VA/TN state line within the City of Bristol including its tributary Little Creek (5/15/03; modified 12/13/04; 7/27/05)

Washington Co. and Bristol City

PCBs

Carp

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Largemouth Bass

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

Smallmouth Bass

DO NOT EAT

PCBs

all other species

No more
than two meals/month

North Fork Holston River from Saltville ~84 miles to the Virginia/Tennesee state line (Mercury,12/4/74; PCBs, 12/13/04)

Smyth Co., Washington Co., and Scott Co.

Mercury, PCBs

All species

DO NOT EAT

Big Cherry Reservoir (entire reservoir, ~ 106 acres). (9/16/08)

Wise Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month

Lake Witten (entire lake ~ 54 acres). (9/16/08)

Tazewell Co.

Mercury

Largemouth Bass

No more than two meals/month


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Last Updated: 04-28-2014

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