Great Smoky Mountains National ParkRainbow and brown trout, stonerollers, hogsuckers, sculpins, river chubs, and other fish live here in the lower reaches of the Oconaluftee River. But these are just a few of over 85 species found in the Smokies. The park's streams offer multiple mixes of oxygen, temperature, flow rate, and water purity, making for diverse aquatic life. But logging before the park's creation, the introduction of nonnative species—like rainbow and brown trout—and acid precipitation have taken their toll on natives species like brook trout. Today the park's fisheries biologists strive to keep fish populations healthy and to restore native fish species to their original waters.
|Placed By||Great Smoky Mountains National Park, National Park Services, US Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, August 29th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 291041 N 3933673|
|Decimal Degrees||35.52468333, -83.30451667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 31.481', W 83° 18.271'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 31' 28.86" N, 83° 18' 16.26" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near US-441, Bryson City NC 28713, US|
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