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National Water Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA)

Tennessee River Basin Study


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 image of mollusk specimens

The Tennessee River harbors the most diverse mollusk fauna in North America.  With names such as, dromedary pearlymussel, oyster mussel, combshell, and spiny riversnail, these animals can be found along most of the cleaner rivers in the Tennessee Basin.


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