EPA Science Inventory

An Iterative Approach for Identifying the Causes of Reduced Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the Willimantic River, Connecticut (Final)

Citation:

U.S. EPA. An Iterative Approach for Identifying the Causes of Reduced Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the Willimantic River, Connecticut (Final). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-08/144, 2010.

Description:

EPA announced the availability of the final report, An Iterative Approach for Identifying the Causes of Reduced Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the Willimantic River, Connecticut. This study demonstrates that a screening assessment can help to focus sampling for unknown episodic sources of toxic discharges. The removal of the discharge led to the removal of this segment of the Willimantic River from the 303(d) list of impaired waters.

Purpose/Objective:

The Willimantic River, CT case study illustrates a causal assessment in a watershed using the USEPA stressor identification process described on www.epa.gov/caddis.

URLs/Downloads:

The Causal Analysis/Diagnosis Decision Information System (CADDIS)

An Iterative Approach for Identifying the Causes of Reduced Benthic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in the Willimantic River, Connecticut   (PDF,121 pp, 4257 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 06/30/2010
Completion Date: 06/30/2010
Record Last Revised: 03/23/2017
Record Created: 12/08/2008
Record Released: 06/28/2010
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 201947

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

CINCINNATI OH