James D. Little

Reclamation of Pine Creek, Tennessee

Fish in Pine Creek, in DeKalb County, Tennessee, were eradicated with rotenone and brown trout were stocked in the stream. This management tool, stream reclamation, was evaluated by studying the growth rate of the brown trout, their condition, the rate at which other species of fish re-entered the stream, and the effect of the toxicant, rotenone, on the bottom fauna. Populations of bottom dwelling organisms were reduced from 34 to 100 per cent by the rotenone. All organisms except two, Plecoptera and Isopoda, recovered up to or beyond their original abundance within one year after...