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September 10, 2003

Fish Population Study SET for the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers

    Biologists with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will be directing a multi-agency state and federal work force performing fisheries sampling on the Monongahela and Ohio Rivers the week of September 15.

    Sampling will take place in the United States Army Corps of Engineers lock chambers on the Monongahela River at Braddock Lock and Dam Monday, September 15; Maxwell Lock and Dam Tuesday, September 16; Grays Landing Lock and Dam Wednesday, September 17; and on the Ohio River at Montgomery Lock and Dam Thursday, September 18.

    A fish toxicant will be used to collect all fish in the lock chamber to determine total fish species present, their lengths, and their weights. The data will be used to document current conditions and then link them to historical sampling data from numerous years collected back as far as 1968. This work, along with fish sampling by electrofishing in Spring 2003, will be used to document the quantity and quality of the fish populations in the Monongahela River.

    The sampling work is part of a larger Monongahela River Watershed study.  Agencies involved in the fisheries work will include the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and United States Army Corps of Engineers.

    For additional information contact the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Fisheries Management Area 8 Office at 814-445-3454 or E-mail at rlorson@state.pa.us.

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