Influence of natural factors on the quality of midwestern streams and rivers

by Stephen D. Porter

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Publisher: Information Services [distributor] in Denver, Colo

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Statementby Stephen D. Porter, Mitchell A. Harris, and Stephen J. Kalkhoff.
SeriesWater-resources investigations report -- 00-4288.
ContributionsHarris, Mitchell A., Kalkhoff, Stephen J., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p. :
Number of Pages13
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Open LibraryOL17717470M

Year Published: Flow modification in the Nation’s streams and rivers. This report summarizes a national assessment of flowing waters conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Project and addresses several pressing questions about the modification of natural flows in streams and rivers. The National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA) is a survey of million miles of rivers and streams in the U.S., from the largest “great river” to the smallest headwater stream. It is part of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys, a series of statistically‐based assessments designed.   Introduction. One of the most frequently studied topics in ecology is the relationship between species distributions and local environmental factors –.For stream systems, it was early recognised that communities are affected by factors operating at different spatial scales,.However, recently this knowledge has been reframed, incorporating metacommunity Cited by: Sparks-Jackson B. Assessment of Illinois streams using macroinvertebrates and a regional normalization approach. Draft research report, Riseng C, Sparks-Jackson B, Wang L, Wiley MJ, Holtrop A, Hinz L, Seelbach P, Cooper J. Biological assessment of Midwestern streams using standardized invertebrate metrics: a landscape analysis.

The scientific community has documented that the U.S. Midwestern agricultural land practices are significant sources of non-point source (NPS) pollution in the Mississippi drainage basin [].However, without citizen acknowledgement of water quality problems and perceptions that there is some urgency to the environmental degradation, it will be difficult to mobilize responses and Cited by: 8.   The influence of environmental factors on biotic responses to nutrients was examined in three diverse agricultural regions of the United States. Seventy wadeable sites were selected along an agricultural land use gradient while Cited by:   Results and Discussion. To address microbial water quality impairment, this study examined fecal bacteria source tracking across a large spatial scale with classification and regression tree (CART) statistical method to link fecal contamination in rivers to landscape, geochemical, and hydrologic factors as well as potential human fecal sources such as septic Cited by: Streamflow in Midwestern Agricultural Watersheds on Geomorphic - Ecological Interactions. Christian F. Lenhart. 1, Jason Naber. 2. and John Nieber. 1. 1. southern agricultural streams. Widening on southern rivers, but not northern rivers. Lower MN River has Rivers further stressing river-nesting turtles Low and mean flow.

Exotic, invasive vegetation may negatively impact nesting success of songbirds, however the precise relationship is unclear. I examined the influence of Rosa multiflora and Lonicera maackii on nest success relative to characteristics inherent to all bird nests regardless of nesting substrate (height, concealment, and distance from edge).Cited by: 1. New Approaches to Midwestern Studies The series explores regionalism and regional problems through interdisciplinary, comparative, transnational, and traditional methodologies, fostering research that considers perceptions of the Midwest as well as the influence of a unique Midwestern culture and history on the nation and the region’s residents. AbstractHeadwater streams dominate natural landscapes and provide essential functions for downstream waters. However, because of minimal legal protection, they often are piped or buried to accommodate urban growth. Urbanization also alters stream base flows. The combined impact of these factors on channel location is unknown. We assessed the effects of urbanization on Cited by: (floods), and has neglected low-flow events or droughts. Natural streams and rivers have stable flows for much of the time, mostly running at base flow levels [36]. Flow-generated disturbances that periodically disrupt such stable conditions may vary greatly in duration, spatial extent, and predictability. Both floods and.

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Influence of natural factors on the quality of midwestern streams and rivers. Denver, Colo.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: For sale by USGS Information Services, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource.

Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. This report summarizes significant results from the study and presents some implications for the design and interpretation of water-quality monitoring and assessment studies based on these results. Influence of Natural Factors on the Quality of Midwestern Streams and Rivers.

Influence of natural factors on the quality of midwestern streams and rivers. Denver, Colo.: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey: For sale by USGS Information Services, (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource.

on the quality of 70 midwestern streams and rivers was evaluated in the Upper Mississippi River (UMIS), Eastern Iowa (EIWA), and Lower Illinois (LIRB) River basins. Streams with less tree cover, and thus less shading, contained relatively large growths of phytoplankton (algae suspended in the water) at levels con-sidered indicative of.

The Midwest Stream Quality Assessment—Influences of Human Activities on Streams. Printed on recycled paper. Healthy streams and the fish and other organisms that live in them contribute to our quality of life.

Extensive modification of the landscape in the Midwestern United States, however, has profoundly affected the condition of streams. In both autumn and summer, landscape factors accounted for much of the observed variation in total dissolved solids and alkalinity.

During autumn, geological factors and the shared influence of geology/landscape structure plus land use exerted more influence than did land use alone. by: Factors influencing growth of individual brown trout in three streams of the upper Midwestern United States Article (PDF Available) in Ecology of Freshwater Fish.

A New Flashiness Index: Characteristics and Applications to Midwestern Rivers and Streams Article (PDF Available) in JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association 40(2) -   Various factors influence the composition of stream water, causing variation from place to place (Ahearn et al.

; Sharma et al. ).The quality of river and stream water is very sensitive to anthropogenic influences (urban, industrial and agricultural activities, increasing consumption of water resources) as well as natural processes (changes in precipitation inputs, Author: Aadil Hamid, Sami Ullah Bhat, Arshid Jehangir.

Rivers -- Fiction. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere. Broader terms: Rivers; Fiction; Filed under: Rivers -- Fiction.

The Story of a New Zealand River, by Jane Mander. of water-quality studies in the Midwestern Corn Belt region as part of its overall objectives to describe water-quality conditions for a large part of the Nation’s streams, rivers, and aquifers; to describe how water quality is changing over time; and to improve understanding of natural and human factors that affect.

Inthe U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) and USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) will be collaborating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Rivers and Streams Assessment (NRSA) to assess stream quality across the Midwestern United States.

The sites selected for Author: U.S. Geological Survey. Extensive modification of the landscape in the Midwestern United States has profoundly affected the condition of streams. Row crops and pavement have replaced grasslands and woodlands, streams have been straightened, and wetlands and fields have been drained.

These actions alter the stream habitat and add nutrients and pesticides to small streams. Free Online Library: Floodplain influence on the cost of riparian buffers and implications for conservation programs. by "Journal of Soil and Water Conservation"; Environmental issues Conservation of natural resources Economic aspects Indiana Quality management Floodplain management Methods Natural resource conservation.

Rivers and streams have many of the same economic, recreational, and environmental values and uses as lakes. However, the stresses associated with human use may have begun earlier on rivers because of their importance as transportation routes when roads were few and as sources of power when the Industrial Revolution was in its infancy in the United States.

Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on the Distribution of the Threatened Neosho Madtom in a Midwestern Warmwater Stream MARK L.

WILDHABER, * ANN L. ALLERT, AND CHRISTOPHER J, SCHMITT u.s. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, New Haven Road, Columbia, MissouriUSA VERNON M. TABOR AND DANIEL MULHERN. Robert T. Davis, Jennifer L.

Tank, Ursula H. Mahl, Sarah G. Winikoff and Sarah S. Roley, The Influence of Two‐Stage Ditches with Constructed Floodplains on Water Column Nutrients and Sediments in Agricultural Streams, JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 51, 4, (), ().Cited by:   More than pesticides and their by-products were detected in small streams throughout 11 Midwestern states, some at concentrations likely to harm aquatic insects, according to a new study by the U.S.

Geological mixtures of pesticides are more complex than previously reported by the USGS—94 pesticides and 89 pesticide byproducts were detected. Water-chemistry, biological, and habitat data were collected from 70 sites on Midwestern streams during August as part of an integrated, regional water-quality assessment by the U.S.

Geological Survey National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The study area includes the Corn Belt region of southern Minnesota, eastern Iowa, and west-central Illinois. The influence of environmental factors on biotic responses to nutrients was examined in three diverse agricultural regions of the United States.

Seventy wadeable sites were selected along an agricultural land use gradient while minimizing natural variation within each by: Determining natural background concentrations of nutrients in watersheds in the developed world has been hampered by a lack of pristine sampling sites covering a range of climatic conditions and basin sizes.

Using data from 63 minimally impacted U.S. Geological Survey reference basins, we developed empirical models of the background yield of total nitrogen (TN) and total Cited by: Understanding Our Streams and Rivers Page 1 of 4 Just as our human health is determined by the factors that infl uence our bodies, including environment, lifestyle, and healthcare, so too is stream health determined by the combined factors of the stream’s confi guration, environment, resil-ience, and our Size: KB.

Decades of fertilizer and manure applications have led to a buildup of phosphorus (P) in agricultural soils and sediments, commonly referred to as legacy P. Legacy P can provide a long-term source of P to surface waters where it causes eutrophication.

Using a suite of numerical models, we investigated the influence of legacy P on water quality in the Yahara Watershed of Cited by: A New Flashiness Index: Characteristics and Applications to Midwestern Rivers and Streams. Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 40(2) INTRODUCTION Streamflows vary in characteristic ways over time frames ranging from hours and days to seasons and years.

The pattern of this variation is referred to as. Introduction. Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide, both in terms of mass and geographic distribution, in the United States (US). An estimated million kg of glyphosate was used for both agricultural and non-agricultural applications during (Benbrook, ).Since the advent of glyphosate tolerant crops such as corn, cotton, and soybeans in the mid s Author: Laura Medalie, Nancy T.

Baker, Megan E. Shoda, Wesley W. Stone, Michael T. Meyer, Edward G. Stets, M. Introduction. Many natural and anthropogenic factors affect the geochemistry of surface waters in both rural and urban areas. Much of the impact on fresh water quality in the US comes from non-point sources, like road and agricultural runoff, with population and land use playing an important role in determining water by:   Like many other Midwestern rivers, Iowa's rivers contain diverse fish faunas, yet there is an incomplete understanding about the distribution and ecology of these fishes.

In Iowa, 44% (i.e., 68 species) of all animal species listed as species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) are fishes (Zohrer, ). This mapper provides results from the largest-ever assessment of water-quality changes in the Nation's streams and rivers.

More than million water-quality records from over Federal, State, Tribal, and local organizations were screened as part of this assessment. Tan, Jing, "Estimating the water quality condition of river and lake water in the Midwestern United States from its spectral characteristics" ().

Open Access Dissertations. Author: Jing Tan. AbstractTemperature is a primary driver of the structure and function of stream ecosystems.

However, the lack of stream temperature (ST) data for the vast majority of streams and rivers severely compromises our ability to describe patterns of thermal variation among streams, test hypotheses regarding the effects of temperature on macroecological patterns, and assess the Cited by:.

An Ecological Assessment of USEPA Region 8 Streams and Rivers Additional Participants The following organizations participated in the development of the EMAP-West project and/or in data collection and analysis for EMAP-West as it relates to this regional report: U.S.

EPA, Office of Research and Development in Corvallis, OR; Duluth, MN; Las Vegas, NV Colorado Division. Among the sources affecting the quality of water, Non-Point Source (NPS) pollution from agricultural lands incurs substantial damage to both on-site and off-site locations. The purpose of this project is to develop an integrated model that can be used to identify the least cost means of reducing agricultural NPS at the watershed level.

This will provide policy .Because of the number of factors that influence fish (dams, fishing, and pollution for example) it is difficult to evaluate the effects of a single component in the system.

Fish are not great indicators of excess sedimentation. Separating the effects of sediment from other environmental factors can be impossible in a natural system.