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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Intensive Survey of the DesPlaines River Basin from the Wisconsin State Line to Joliet, Illinois, 1983-1984.
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Publisher Feb 88
Year Published 1988
Report Number IEPA/WPC/88-014;
Stock Number PB89-127773
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Stream pollution ; Illinois ; Habitability ; Fishes ; Aquatic biology ; Natural resources ; Organic compounds ; Sediments ; Invertebrates ; Biological surveys ; DesPlaines River basin ; Organochlorine compounds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB89-127773 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 03/14/1989
Collation 102p
Fifty-one stations on the DesPlaines River and tributaries were sampled for water and sediment quality, macroinvertebrates, fish and habitat from the spring of 1983 through fall of 1984. From these data, environmental quality was evaluated utilizing various indices including water quality (WQI), macroinvertebrates (MBI), fish (AIBI) and habitat (PIBI). Individual stations were rated for degree of support of aquatic life and classified according to the Biological Stream Classification (BSC) system used for Illinois streams. Mean index values indicated poor to good environmental conditions providing partial/moderate aquatic life use at 27 of 51 stations (53%). Mean index values were 48.8 (poor) for water, 6.4 (fair-good) for macroinvertebrates, 27 (poor) for fish and 40 (fair-good) for habitat. According to the Biological Stream Classification system, 52.9% of the stations were classified as D (limited aquatic resource), 21.6% as C (moderate aquatic resource), 19.6% as E (restricted aquatic resource), 5.9% as B (highly valued aquatic resource) and 0% as A (unique aquatic resource).