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Contaminants in Fish

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The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Division of Water Pollution Control issues advisories for the consumption of fish from certain Tennessee waters. The following information is subject to change and was copied from TDEC’s site. Concerned individuals should visit TDEC’s site for more information about these advisories, bacteriological advisories, and tips on how to reduce risks from contaminated fish.

For specific information regarding aquatic contaminants or affected waters, contact:

TDEC’s Water Pollution Control Office
(615) 532-0699
http://tn.gov/environment/wpc/publications/pdf/advisories.pdf

Fish Tissue Advisories (August 2010. This list is subject to revision.)

Waterbody

County

Portion

Pollutant

Comments

West Tennessee

Beech Reservoir

Henderson

Entirety (877 acres)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass.*

Cypress Creek

Shelby

Entirety (7.7 miles)

Chlordane, Other Pesticides,

PCBs

Do not eat the fish.

Loosahatchie River

Shelby

Hwy 14, Austin Peay Highway (Mile 0.0 – 17.0)

Chlordane, other Organics, Mercury

Do not eat the fish.

McKellar Lake

Shelby

Entirety (13 miles)

Chlordane, other Organics, Mercury

Do not eat the fish.

Mississippi River

Shelby

MS state line to just downstream of
Meeman-Shelby State Park (31 miles)

Chlordane, other Organics, Mercury

Do not eat the fish. Commercial fishing prohibited by TWRA.

North Fork
Forked Deer River

Dyer, Gibson

From mouth of the Middle Fork Forked Deer River (Mile 17.6) upstream to State Highway 188 (Mile 23.6)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass.*

Nonconnah Creek

Shelby

From mouth to Kansas Street (Mile 0.0 – 1.8)

Chlordane, other Organics

Do not eat the fish. Advisory ends at Horn Lake Road bridge.

Wolf River

Shelby

From mouth to Germantown Road (Mile 0.0 – 18.9)

Chlordane, other Organics, Mercury

Do not eat the fish.

Middle Tennessee

Beech Creek

Wayne

From mouth to origin (Mile 16.7) including Tennessee River Embayment

Mercury

Do not eat the fish.

Avoid contact with sediment between Leatherwood Branch and Smith Branch.

Buffalo River

Humphreys, Perry

From mouth upstream to Highway 438 (Mile 31.6)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for smallmouth bass.*

Duck River

Humphreys, Hickman

From mouth of Buffalo River (Mile 15.8) upstream to Interstate 40 (Mile 31.8)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass.*

Woods Reservoir

Franklin

Entirety (3,908 acres)

PCBs

Catfish should not be eaten.

East Tennessee

Boone Reservoir

Sullivan, Washington

Entirety (4,400 acres)

PCBs, Chlordane

Precautionary advisory for carp and catfish.*

Chattanooga Creek

Hamilton

From mouth to GA State line (11.9 miles)

PCBs, Chlordane

Fish should not be eaten. Also, avoid contact with water.

East Fork of Poplar Creek and
Poplar Creek Embayment

Anderson, Roane

From mouth to New Hope Pond (Mile 0.0 – 15.0)

Mercury, PCBs

Fish should not be eaten. Also, avoid contact with water.

Emory River

Roane, Morgan

From Hwy 27 near Harriman (Mile 12.4) upstream to Camp Austin Road Bridge (Mile 21.8)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for all fish.*

Fort Loudoun Reservoir

Loudon, Blount

Entirety (14,600 acres)

PCBs

Mercury (upper portion only)

Commercial fishing for catfish prohibited by TWRA. No catfish or largemouth bass over two pounds should be eaten. Do not eat largemouth bass from the Little River embayment. Due to mercury, precautionary advisory for any sized largemouth bass from Highway 129 to the confluence of Holston and French Broad rivers (534 acres).*

French Broad River

Cocke

From Rankin Bridge (Mile 71.4) to Hwy 321 near Newport (Mile 77.5)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass.*

Hiwassee River

Meigs, McMinn, Bradley

From Hwy 58 (Mile 7.4) upstream to the railroad bridge just upstream of U.S. Hwy 11 (Mile 18.9)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass.*

Holston River

Sullivan, Hawkins

From the mouth of Poor Valley Creek embayment (Mile 89.0) upstream to confluence of the North and South Forks of the Holston near Kingsport (Mile 142.3)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for all fish.*

Melton Hill Reservoir

Knox, Anderson

Entirety (5,690 acres)

PCBs

Catfish should not be eaten.

Nickjack Reservoir

Hamilton, Marion

Entirety (10,370 acres)

PCBs

Precautionary advisory for catfish.*

Norris Reservoir

Campbell, Anderson, Union, Claiborne, Grainger

Clinch River portion (Powell River embayment not included in advisory) (15,213 acres)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass,
and sauger.*

North Fork Holston River

Sullivan, Hawkins

VA Stateline (Mile 0.0 – 6.2)

Mercury

Do not eat the fish. Advisory goes to TN/VA line.

Sequatchie River

Marion

From the Tennessee River (Mile 0.0) upstream to State Highway 283 near Whitwell (Mile 22.1)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass.*

South Holston Reservoir

Sullivan

Portion within Tennessee (7,206 acres)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass.*

Tellico Reservoir

Loudon, Monroe

Entirety (16,500 acres)

PCBs, Mercury

Catfish should not be eaten.

Watauga Reservoir

Carter, Johnson

Entirety (6,427 acres)

Mercury

Precautionary advisory for largemouth bass and channel catfish.*

Watts Bar Reservoir

Roane, Meigs, Rhea, Loudon

Tennessee River portion (38,000 acres)

PCBs

Catfish, striped bass, and hybrid (striped bass-white bass) should not be eaten. Precautionary advisory for white bass, sauger, carp, smallmouth buffalo, and largemouth bass.*

Watts Bar Reservoir

Roane, Anderson

Clinch River Arm (1,000 acres)

PCBs

Striped bass should not be eaten. Precautionary advisory for catfish and sauger.*

*Precautionary Advisory: Children, women who might become pregnant, pregnant women, and nursing mothers should not consume the fish species named. All other persons should limit consumption of the named species to one meal per month.

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