Fishes of the Conasauga: This figure displays a comparison of fish diversity in the Conasauga River watershed and both the Columbia and Colorado River watersheds. As you can see, the size of the Conasauga watershed pales in comparison to either of the other two watersheds highlighted in red. The Conasauga River Watershed encompasses only 1% of the of the land base of these two major watersheds combined but supports more native fish species. This is one reason why the Conasauga is recognized as an ecologically important area by private and public organizations alike.
Click here to download a PDF (PDF is 100MB and may take some time to download on slower internet connections.) of our Field Guide to Fishes of the Conasauga River System. This field guide gives a background of the Conasauga River System, and includes information that aids in species identification. Other information in this guide includes each species' habitat preference and population status.