hillabahatchee creek falls, heard county, georgia 3

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Hillabahatchee Creek (Reach B) is a reference site for the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA). water.usgs.gov/nawqa/about.html Reference sites typically have less impact than other study sites. According to our biologist, there seems to have been a shift in the fish populations following a major flood in July 2005 caused by the rain-out of Hurricane Dennis. www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/html/dennis05.shtml A U.S.G.S stream gage on Hillabahatchee Creek indicates that the discharge exceeded 2500 CFS ( cubic feet per second) during the storm. Our goal today was to locate possible fish barriers that would prevent upstream movement of fish. Well, about one mile below our study site we located a twelve foot waterfall that is certainly a fish barrier. It is unknown if this barrier has any real effect on size, quantity, or number of species in the stream. We would have to conduct more work on the stream to derive a possible answer.


title hillabahatchee creek falls, heard county, georgia 3
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