Hamilton in Steuben County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fish Creek Restoration
As the result of a 1992 diesel fuel spill, a restoration plan is being implemented to improve and protect Fish Creek's water quality, habitat, and wildlife diversity. With 30 mussel species (including three Federal and five Indiana endangered species) and 49 fish species, Fish Creek is the most biologically unique stream in the entire Maumee River watershed.
Oil Spill Settlement
On September 15, 1993, a pipeline nurtures and discharged an estimated 30,000 gallons of #2 diesel fuel in a field in DeKalb County, Indiana. Through a small drainage ditch, the diesel fuel flowed downstream into Fish Creek. Seven miles of Fish Creek were directly contaminated. In 1996, the natural resource trustees Settled claims for natural resources injuries caused by the 1993 diesel fuel spill A $2,507,500 court registry account was established to be used exclusively on restoration, rehabilitation, replacement, or acquisition of equivalent resources injured by the diesel fuel spill.
For the federally endangered White Cat's Paw pearly mussel (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua),
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is September 15, 1993.
Location. 41° 31.994′ N, 84° 55.212′ W. Marker is in Hamilton, Indiana, in Steuben County. Marker can be reached from East Bellefountaine Road west of Peninsula Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3779 E Church St, Hamilton IN 46742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fish Creek Restoration (here, next to this marker); Waterway History (here, next to this marker); Early Hamilton (a few steps from this marker); Early Settlers (a few steps from this marker); Native Americans (a few steps from this marker); Arthur Russell Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Fish Creek Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of First Settler In DeKalb County (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamilton.
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