Paul D. Schumacher

The Environmental Effect Of Low-Head Impoundment Structures With Bottom Water Overflows On Trout Streams In The Southern Appalachians

A study was made by the USDA, Soil Conservation Service in cooperation with the Georgia Game and Fish Commission and the USDA, Forest Service in the summer months of the years 1964-67. The purpose was to determine the extent of thermal pollution in the tailwater and the effect of this pollution on rainbow trout. The study was made at a single-purpose, Public Law 566 floodwater-retarding structure on Hall Creek, which is a tributary of Hightower Creek in Towns County, Georgia. The conservation pool has 4.3 surface acres and is 17.5 feet deep. Normal streamflow is discharged through a...