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Main Title Mid-Atlantic highlands streams assessment : final report /
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program.;Environmental Protection Agency, Philadelphia, PA. Region III.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/903/R-00/015
Stock Number PB2001-108804
OCLC Number 45696851
Subjects Stream ecology--Middle Atlantic States. ; Water--Pollution--Middle Atlantic States. ; Stream conservation--Middle Atlantic States ; Water conservation--Middle Atlantic States
Additional Subjects Ecological conditions ; Streams ; Stressors ; Fishes ; Aquatic insects ; Assessments ; Scorecards ; Watersheds ; Ecoregions ; Mid-Atlantic Region (United States) ; Biotic indexes
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBD  EPA/903/R-00/015 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 07/09/2012
EJAD  EPA 903/R-00-015 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/09/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 903-R-00-015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/21/2011
EJBD  EPA 903/R-00/015 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/14/2013
EJDD  EPA 903/R-00-015 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 02/16/2007
EKCD  EPA/903/R-00/015 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 03/21/2013
NTIS  PB2001-108804 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 64 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
This report assesses the ecological condition of streams in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands and ranks the potential stressors affecting stream condition. This study used an innovative statistical survey, like a political poll, to sample almost 500 stream reaches throughout the Highlands. The report defines stream condition in terms of the health of the biological organisms in the stream, rather than just focusing on chemicals in the streams. The study, however, also measured stream chemistry as well as the physical habitat in which these organisms live. It found that a greater number of stream miles had biological organisms in poor condition than in good condition throughout the Highlands. Overall, 31% of the stream miles were in poor condition based on a fish Index of Biotic Integrity and 27% were in poor condition based on an aquatic insect index. Only 17% of the stream miles were in good condition based on the fish Index of Biotic Integrity while 25% were in good condition based on the aquatic insect index. For the first time, we have a benchmark for stream condition across the Highlands and a scorecard against which we can compare future changes in stream condition.
"Final report." "EPA-903-R-00-015, August 2000." Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-55).