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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Intensive Survey of the Kaskaskia River Basin: Data Summary. Summer 1996 and 1997.
CORP Author Illinois State Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield. Div. of Water Pollution Control.
Publisher Aug 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number IEPA/BOW/00-001;
Stock Number PB2001-102432
Additional Subjects River basins ; Water pollution sources ; Environmental surveys ; Aquatic animals ; Benthos ; Water quality ; Aquatic habitats ; Tables(Data) ; Land use ; Streams ; Sampling ; Toxic substances ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2001-102432 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 10/17/2002
Collation 86p
In 1996 and 1997 the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) cooperatively conducted an intensive survey of the Kaskaskia River basin. Stream conditions were evaluated by a collection of water quality, sediment chemistry, instream habitat, and fish community samples. Objectives of the Kaskaskia River basin survey were to: (1) Determine use support attained in the Kaskaskia River basin and sources and factors causing or contributing to use impairment for reporting under section 205(b) of the Clean Water Act; (2) Document ambient water quality conditions and specific constituents contributing to water quality degradation and assess water quality trends; (3) Evaluate biotic integrity in the basin using fish community data and assign Biological Stream Characterization (BSC) ratings to stream segments assessed; (4) Determine biotic potential for each stream segment through assessment of available aquatic habitat; and (5) Determine the status of toxic substances in the basin by examination of surface water and sediment chemistry characteristics.