Description: At downstream side of bridge at Venango, 1.2 mi upstream from Gravel Run and 2.2 mi downstream from Boles Run. Fish for fish tissue analysis and bed sediment collected 5.7 river miles downstream of gage at Venango.
Drainage Area: 597 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: 1938-46+, 1994-96, 10-7-96, 12-2-96, 3-26-97, 5-19-97, 7-22-97, 9-9-97 (+ Operated as a continuous-record gaging station.)