Dunkard Creek 2009 Fish Kill Information

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is working with the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the Environmental Protection Agency in the investigation of the Dunkard Creek fish kill.
The West Virginia DEP and other investigators have been assembling available scientific information on golden algae and the toxins it produces. Scientific literature states both the golden algae and the toxins it produces are influenced by environmental factors including the water’s pH, temperature, salinity and nutrients.
The tables below provide information, data, and links regarding golden algae and Dunkard Creek.
 

 Sampling Information for Prymnesium Parvum (Golden Algae) - PDF files - Dunkard Creek
(Data is provided by Consolidated Coal Co.)

    May 29, 2013  May 20, 2013
May 7, 2013 April 30, 2013 April 23, 2013 April 16, 2013
March 18, 2013 March 4, 2013 February 18, 2013 February 4, 2013
January 15, 2013  January 2, 1013  December 17, 2012 November 26, 2012 
November 19, 2012   November 5, 2012  October 29, 2012 October 22, 2012 
October 15, 2012  October 8, 2012  October 1, 2012  September 24, 2012 
September 17, 2012 September 4, 2012 August 20, 2012  August 13, 2012 
August 6, 2012  August 2, 2012  July 30, 2012  July 16, 2012 
July 3, 2012  June 26, 2012  June 18, 2012  June 12, 2012 
June 5, 2012  May 21, 2012  May 14, 2012  May 7, 2012
April 30, 2012  April 24, 2012 April 18, 2012 April 12, 2012
April 2, 2012  March 19, 2012  March 5, 2012  February 20, 2012
February 6, 2012  January 23, 2012  December 19, 2011 December 5, 2011
November 21, 2011  November 14, 2011  November 7, 2011  October 24, 2011
October 17, 2011  October 10, 2011 October 3, 2011  September 26, 2011 (2)
September 26, 2011  September 19, 2011 September 1, 2011 August 29, 2011 
August 25, 2011 August 22, 2011 August 18, 2011  August 15, 2011 
August 11, 2011  August 8, 2011 August 11, 2011  August 4, 2011
August 1, 2011 July 28, 2011 July 25, 2011 July 21, 2011
July 18, 2011 July 11, 2011 July 7, 2011  July 5, 2011
June 30, 2011  June 23, 2011  June 21, 2011  June 13, 2011 
June 1, 2011  May 23, 2011 May 16, 2011 May 11, 2011 
May 3, 2011 April 25, 2011  April 18, 2011 April 11, 2011 
March 7, 2011 February 21, 2011 January 24, 2011 January 10, 2011
January 4, 2011  December 27, 2010 December 13, 2010 December 6, 2010
November 29, 2010  November 22, 2010  November 15, 2010 November 8, 2010 
November 2, 2010  November 1, 2010 October 25, 2010 October 11, 2010
October 5, 2010 September 27, 2010 September 20, 2010 September 13, 2010
September 7, 2010 September 2, 2010 August 30, 2010
August 19, 2010 August 18, 2010 August 9, 2010 August 3, 2010
July 13, 2010 July 8, 2010  June 22, 2010 June 8, 2010 
May 27, 2010 May 19, 2010  May 5, 2010 April 8, 2010 
April 1, 2010        March 24, 2010  March 17, 2010 March 2, 2010
February 23, 2010 February 16, 2010 February 9, 2010 February 2, 2010
January 29, 2010 January 22, 2010 January 15, 2010 January 8, 2010
December 30, 2009 December 28, 2009 December 18, 2009 December 16, 2009
November 12, 2009 November 10, 2009  November 6, 2009 November 3, 2009
October 27, 2009  October 23, 2009  October 20, 2009 October 16, 2009 
October 13, 2009  October 6, 2009  September 29, 2009  

Sampling Information for Golden Algae (Prymnesium Parvum) for Paw Paw and Buffalo Creek sampling location -PDF files

    November 17, 2011 October 27, 2011 
October 5, 2011  September 27, 2011  September 20, 2011  August 31, 2011 
August 17, 2011 August 10, 2011 July 26, 2011 July 20, 2011
June 22, 2011 June 10, 2011  May 24, 2011  May 10, 2011
May 4, 2011  April 26, 2011  April 19, 2011 April 8, 2011
March 24, 2011  March 8, 2011  February 23, 2011 January 26, 2011
January 11, 2011  December 28, 2010 December 14, 2010 December 7, 2010 
November 9, 2010 November 1, 2010 September 28, 2010  September 21, 2010 
August 31, 2010  August 24, 2010 August 2, 2010 July 26, 2010 
July 12, 2010 July 6, 2010 June 28, 2010 June 24, 2010
June 17 and 18, 2010 June 7, 2010 May 24, 2010  May 17, 2010
May 3, 2010 April 28 and 29, 2010 April 12, 2010  April 5, 2010

DEP Golden Algae (Prymnesium Parvum) samples

    September 2010
August 20, 2010 July 2010  January 2010
December 2009     

 

Dunkard Creek Fish Kill (2009) Additional Information

 ORDERS / PRESS RELEASES / GENERAL INFORMATION

  CONSOL Consent Decree- Treatment Systems with the Judges Stamp 
CONSOL Consent Decree - Treatment Systems with appendices
  CONSOL Consent Decree - Natural Resources and Aquatice Life Claims
  Link to Consent decree press release with CONSOL
  Golden Algae Growth Rate Final Report 
  DEP - Order to Consol -  04-23-2010 
  Golden Algae meeting Summary 
  DEP Dunkard Creek update -  Mount Morris, Pa.
DEP Order to Consol - 12-21-2009

DEP - Consolidated Coal Co Unilateral order - 12-18-2009

Dunkard Fish Kill Presentation
Press Release 10-5-2009
Press Release 9-21-2009
Clemson University - Analysis for Prymnesium Parvum (Golden Algae) presence and Density counts (Samples between Sept 29 - Nov 12, 2009)
WVDEP Fish Kill Data collection and location information from Oct 2009
University of Oklahoma - Prymnesium Parvum (Golden Alga) Analysis (Samples Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2009)
Multi-Agency (Both PA and WV DEP and EPA) Chemistry data results (including Chloride) for September 2009 sampling

 

LINKS ABOUT GOLDEN ALGA

 LINK Texas Parks and Wildlife Golden Alga Workshop Oct 2003
Texas - "Guidelines for Golden Alga Prymnesium parvum Management Options for Ponds and Small Reservoirs (Public Waters) in Texas"
LINK Texas Parks and Wildlife - Golden Alga Information
LINK  Texas Parks and Wildlife - Golden Alga Images
 Wisconsin Fact Sheet on Golden Alga
LINK Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Harmful Algal Blooms Program
LINK   HARNESS (Harmful Algal Research and Response National Environmental Science Strategy 2005-2015)  - National plan for algal toxins and harmful algal blooms
LINK  National University of Ireland - ALGAEBASE - database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine, and freshwater organisms
LINK  ISSHA - International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae

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