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Lone Mountain NRDAR Fresh Water Mussel Restoration

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Start Date
2004
End Date
2012

Summary

Background information.—Historically, the Powell River supported abundant and diverse populations of freshwater mussels. In recent decades, mussel density and species richness have declined and many freshwater mussel species are listed as either State or Federally threatened or endangered species. Environmental degradation from coal mining has been identified as one of the drivers of this decline. An example is the 1996 Lone Mountain slurry spill that directly affected mussel populations, as well as their host fish species. Freshwater mussels feed by filtering small particles from water, thereby improving water quality and providing an essential ecosystem service in rivers and streams. Mussels also serve as a food source for fish, [...]

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Release of Propogated Mussels at Bales Ford, Powell, TN.jpg
“Release of Propogated Mussels at Bales Ford, Powell, TN”
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Tagged Mussels Ready to be Released into the River.jpg
“Tagged Mussels Ready to be Released into the River”
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typeTotal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$697,000
typeJob-Years
value21.2 (30.4 per $1M)
typeLabor Income (2014 dollars)
value$962,000 ($1.4M per $1M)
typeValue Added (2014 dollars)
value$1,191,000 ($1.7M per $1M)
typeEconomic Output (2014 dollars)
value$1,948,000 ($2.8M per $1M)
typePercent of Expenditures Spent Locally
value4%
typeLocal Project Expenditures (2014 dollars)
value$30,000
typeLocal Job-Years
value0
typeLocal Labor Income (2014 dollars)
value$0
typeLocal Value Added (2014 dollars)
value$0
typeLocal Economic Output (2014 dollars)
value$30,000
typeEconomy Extent
valueNational Economic Impacts
projectStatusCompleted

Release of Propogated Mussels at Bales Ford, Powell, TN
Release of Propogated Mussels at Bales Ford, Powell, TN

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