U.S. Geological Survey, NAWQA Program electrofish processing, Sope Creek, Cobb County, Georgia

U.S. Geological Survey, NAWQA Program electrofish processing, Sope Creek, Cobb County, Georgia,

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U.S. Geological Survey, NAWQA Program electrofish processing, Sope Creek, Cobb County, Georgia, L to R, Jeff Riley, Dan Calhoun, Paula Marcinek (fish biologist)

The U.S. Geological Survey has been studying a reach of Sope Creek for many years as part of the National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA). <span style="color: green">Part of this study</span> is the collection of fish in a 180 meter reach of stream. We use a backpack electrofisher with minimal electricity to briefly stun the fish. We identify, measure, weigh, and release the fish. For more information:

 

pubs.usgs.gov/of/2002/ofr-02-150/pdf/ofr02-150.pdf

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Image Dimensions: 2048 x 1365

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Lat / Long: 33.952260000000 / -84.443160000000