Suspended Solids (soil, silt, debris)

  • The  #1 source of water pollution in the country!
  • Inhibits fish migration
  • Impairs bottom habitat after fallout (fish spawning area)
  • Increases water temperature
  • Clouds light to underwater plants & animals
  • Clogs gills of aquatic animals (like dust in the air)
  • Clogs siphons of filter feeders (mussels)