Re: Pigeon River - Polluted?
The Pigeon River pollution goes back a number of years when Champion Paper was using it as a discharge point. There was extremely high concentrations of arsenic, lead and cholride used in paper production. Since the half life on many of these compounds is decades, one would have to assume that the chemical presence is still there. I have not personally read a water quality report in a number of years on the Pigeon but maybe another reader has.
It is unfortunate that some of the best appearing streams for fish cannot sustain a trout population because of water qualities, summer temperatures, etc.