2017 Fish Consumption Advisories

The Alabama Department of Public Health has released its 2017 report on tests it has performed on fish throughout the state, and has issued mercury advisories for spots in northwest Alabama.

The following table shows the areas in the Shoals where ADPH tested fish and whether there were any contaminates found.

 

Colbert County

Cane Creek
1.0 mile upstream of Tennessee River
All species     No restriction

Pickwick Reservoir
Vicinity of mile 230, 2.5 miles upstream of Second Creek confluence
All species     No restriction

Spring Creek
Approximately 1 mile upstream of Pickwick Reservoir confluence.
All species     No restriction

 

Franklin County

 

Bear Creek Reservoir                      
Dam forebay area. Bear Creek mile 75
Largemouth Bass     Do Not Eat Any (Mercury)

Cedar Creek Reservoir
Dam forebay to 1 mile upstream of dam.
Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass     2 meals/month (Mercury)

Little Bear Creek Reservoir
Dam forebay area. Little Bear Creek mile 12.5.
Largemouth Bass     Do Not Eat Any (Mercury)

 

Lauderdale County

 

Cypress Creek
Embayment approximately 0.5 miles upstream of AL Hwy 20.
Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass     2 meals/month (Mercury)

Elk River
Embayment, Elk River mile 6, near the mouth of Anderson Creek.
All species     No restriction

Pickwick Reservoir
Tennessee River mile 214.1
All species     No restriction

Pickwick Reservoir
Between Tennessee River miles 251.0-255.0
All species     No restriction

Second Creek
Embayment approximately 0.5 miles downstream of US Hwy 72 bridge
All species      No restriction

Shoal Creek
Embayment immediately upstream of US Hwy 72 bridge.
All species     No restriction

Wheeler Reservoir
Upstream of dam at mile 277.0, near confluence of First Creek
All species     No restriction

Wheeler Reservoir
Mile 281, 2 miles downstream of Elk River. Due south of Rogersville.
All species     No restriction

Wilson Reservoir
Dam forebay at Tennessee River mile 259.5.
All species     No restriction

Wilson Reservoir
Tennessee River miles 272.0-274.0, 1 mile downstream of Blue Water Creek.
All species     No restriction

 

 

To download the full statewide report in a PDF file, click here.