Types of Pollutants


The types of pollution that are most likely to contaminate water bodies in the Barataria and Terrebonne Watersheds include:

  1. Organic Matter ~ Low Dissolved Oxygen
  2. Disease Causing Organisms
  3. Nutrients
  4. Pesticides
  5. Salinity/Dissolved Salts
  6. Sedimentation
  7. Turbidity
  8. Oil & Grease
  9. pH
  10. Mercury
  11. Non-Native Aquatic Plants
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