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Main Title Macroinvertebrate inventories of the White River, Colorado and Utah : significance of annual, seasonal, and spatial variation in the design of biomonitoring networks for pollution detection /
Author Hornig, C. E.
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Las Vegas. Dept. of Biological Sciences.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA 600-7-84-063; EPA-R-808529
Stock Number PB84-198936
OCLC Number 756049653
Subjects Oil-shales--Environmental aspects--White River (Colo and Utah) ; Oil pollution of water--White River (Colo and Utah) ; Aquatic animals--White River (Colo and Utah) ; Aquatic animals--Effect of water pollution on ; United States--White River (Colorado and Utah) ; Aquatic animals, Effect of water pollution on--White River (Colo and Utah)
Additional Subjects Oil shale ; Invertebrates ; Toxicity ; Water pollution ; White River ; Surface mining ; Monitoring ; Seasonal variations ; Fresh water biology ; Diptera ; Worms ; Lepidoptera ; Coleoptera ; Tables(Data) ; Colorado ; Utah ; Riffles
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-84-063 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB84-198936 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 150 pages : 1 map ; 28 cm
An aquatic macroinvertebrate monitoring program is suggested for 'early warning' detection of toxic discharges to streams in oil shale development areas. Changes in stream biota are used to signal need for increasing levels of chemical analyses to identify and quantify toxic pollutants. This study compiles invertebrate data taken during three seasons (spring, summer and fall) and over five years (1976 to 1980) from riffles along the White River in Colorado and Utah. Spatial and temporal variations in the biota are described along with their implications for the development of a monitoring system that incorporates such comparative surveys. In addition, the data provide benthic biological information that is generally comparable to previous studies on the White River and which can be used to expand the biological monitoring data base prior to commercial scale oil shale development.
Caption title. "June 1984." "EPA 600-7-84-063." Photocopy.