Volume 77, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


A longitudinal study of mosquito ecology in Tanyard Creek, an urban stream in Atlanta, GA, that receives combined storm and waste water effluent from the Atlanta combined sewage overflow system, was undertaken in 2006. was the dominant species found, but was also abundant during the spring with limited numbers of and also collected. Significant differences in mosquito densities were found with greater densities associated with side pools of water and stagnant water. Mosquito numbers are regulated largely by flooding of the stream by effluent discharges exceeding 15 kgal/min. These floods are associated with significant immediate reductions, but not complete elimination, of mosquitoes from Tanyard Creek. Mosquito numbers rebound within 5–10 days after such floods and rapidly reach high densities.


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  • Received : 21 Nov 2006
  • Accepted : 07 Apr 2007

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