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Main Title Intensive Survey of Shawnee National Forest Region Streams of Southern Illinois, 1986-1987.
Author Hite, R. L. ; Bickers, C. A. ; King., M. M. ;
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control. ;Southern Monitoring, Marion, IL.
Publisher Jun 90
Year Published 1990
Report Number IEPA/WPC/90-171;
Stock Number PB91-200659
Additional Subjects Streams ; Environmental monitoring ; Water quality data ; Water pollution effects ; Illinois ; Regional analysis ; Aquatic biology ; Sediments ; Biological effects ; Tables(Data) ; Invertebrates ; Chemical properties ; Physical properties ; Vegetation ; Fishes ; Hydrology ; Shawnee National Forest ; Southern Region(Illinois)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-200659 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 114p
In 1986 and 1987 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Illinois Department of Conservation conducted a cooperative survey of 14 Shawnee National Forest region streams in Southern Illinois. Monitoring included collection of aquatic macroinvertebrates, water quality, sediment chemistry, stream habitat, and fish population samples. Biological, chemical, and physical data collected during the Shawnee study revealed an unusual assemblage of high quality streams characterized by excellent biotic integrity and water quality, and exceptional physical and aesthetic attributes. Outstanding streams in the Shawnee National Forest include Big, Lusk, and Big Grand Pierre Creeks in the Ohio River watershed and upper Clear and Miller Creeks in the Mississippi River watershed. Streams exhibiting lowest quality included lower Bay Creek, Bay Creek Ditch, and Cedar Creek in the Ohio drainage, and the lower Clear Creek continuum near the Shawnee's western edge. High quality streams were generally located in the Shawnee Hills or Ozark Natural Divisions; low quality streams were generally located in agricultural bottomlands.