Description: on left bank 30 ft upstream from bridge on Mercer Street at Meadville, 300 ft downstream from Mill Run, 2,600 ft downstream from Cussewago Creek, at mile 30.5. Fish for fish tissue analysis and bed sediment collected 4.0 river miles downstream of gage at Meadville.
Drainage Area: 788 mi²
Predominant Land Use(s): Mixed forest, agriculture
Study Components and Data:
NAWQA Site Type: Occurrence and Distribution Study Site
Water-Quality Sampling Frequency: Fish Tissue: summer 1996, summer 1997 (duplicate taxa at two sites),
Bed Sediment: summer 1996, summer 1998 (Trace elements only).
Water-Quality Constituents Sampled: Fish Tissue: Trace elements in fish livers, Organic compounds in composites of whole fish,
Bed Sediment: Trace elements, Hydrophobic pesticides, Additional organic compounds.
Period of Streamflow Record: October 1988 to current year.