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The diversion of freshwater from the Mississippi River is intended to mitigate saltwater intrusion from the Gulf of Mexico and to lessen the concomitant loss of wetland areas. Though effective, freshwater diversion can affect wildlife and habitat; therefore, prediversion and postdiversion data collections are necessary to identify effects. The Davis Pond freshwater diversion area is located between the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche and extends to Barataria Bay Basin, Louisiana. Results and interpretations from the prediversion biomonitoring done in 2001- which included data on fish, eagles, and bivalves - are presented in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5067, "Davis...


map background search result map search result map Total Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Concentrations in Fish from the Davis Pond Freshwater Postdiversion Sampling (2007-2009) with a Comparison to Prediversion Levels (2001) Total Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Concentrations in Fish from the Davis Pond Freshwater Postdiversion Sampling (2007-2009) with a Comparison to Prediversion Levels (2001)