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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|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,|
|Report Number||EPA 600-7-84-063; EPA-R-808529|
|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|
|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.