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Main Title Intensive Survey of the Little Wabash River Basin and Lower Wabash Tributaries, 1996/1999: Data Summary.
Author Shasteen, S. P. ; Matson, M. R. ; King, M. M. ; Levesque, J. M. ; Minton, G. L. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Bureau of Water.
Publisher Dec 2003
Year Published 2003
Report Number IEPA/BOW/02-023;
Stock Number PB2004-105008
Additional Subjects River basins ; Environmental surveys ; Water pollution sources ; Water quality ; Tables(Data) ; Aquatic animals ; Benthos ; Aquatic habitats ; Land use ; Streams ; Sampling ; Fish populations ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2004-105008 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 62p
In 1995 and 1999 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources cooperatively conducted an intensive survey of the Little Wabash and Lower Wabash Basins. Stream conditions were evaluated by collection of water chemistry, sediment chemistry, instream habitat, macroinvertebrate community and fish community samples. Objectives of the Little Wabash and Lower Wabash Basin Surveys were to: (1) Determine aquatic life use support attainment in the Little Wabash and Lower Wabash Basins and sources and factors causing or contributing to use impairment for reporting under section 305(b) of the Clean Water Act; (2) Document ambient water quality conditions and specific constituents contributing to water quality degradation; (3) Evaluate biotic integrity of the basin using fish community data and assign Biological Stream Characterization (BSC) ratings to stream segments assessed; (4) Determine biotic potential for each stream segment through assessment of available aquatic habitat; and (5) Determine the status of toxic substances in the basin by examination of surface water, sediment chemistry, and fish tissue samples.