Effects of Stormwater Pollution on Fish

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Urban stormwater containing dissolved metals, sediment, oil residue and a wide range of other contaminants has been observed to have direct effects of fish life.



  • This page could be expanded to a more general effects on biota, or effects of different stormwater types, however this was the information I had to start with, so I kept focus narrow. Perhaps a more general stormwater page and category could be developed to organize work.
  • Pre-spawn mortality in coho salmon - wikipedia has started a PSM in coho page.
  • King et al. (2013) Provides a summary of pre-spawner mortality among adult coho salmon, along with a variety of other articles.


  • Presentation by Jenifer McIntyre - Ecotoxicologist, Washington Stormwater Center, WSU, called Weathering the Storm: The Ecotoxicity of Stormwater Runoff.