Accession Number : ADA331071

Title :   Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring in Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River System, May-August 1995.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES ONALASKA LONG TERM RESOURCE MONITORING PROGRAM FIELD STATION

Personal Author(s) : Langrehr, Heidi A.

PDF Url : ADA331071

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) was authorized under the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-662) as an element of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Management Program. The LTRMP is being implemented by the Environmental Management Technical Center, a U.S. Geological Survey science center, in cooperation with the five Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides guidance and has overall Program responsibility. The mode of operation and respective roles of the agencies are outlined in a 1988 Memorandum of Agreement. The UMRS encompasses the commercially navigable reaches of the Upper Mississippi River, as well as the Illinois River and navigable portions of the Kaskaskia, Black, St. Croix, and Minnesota Rivers. Congress has declared the UMRS to be both a nationally significant ecosystem and a nationally significant commercial navigation system. The mission of the LTRMP is to provide decision makers wifl% information for maintaining the UMRS as a sustainable large river ecosystem given its multiple-use character. The long-term goals of the Program are to understand the system, determine resource trends and effects, develop management alternatives, manage information, and develop useful products. This report was prepared under Strategy 2.2.4, Monitor and Evaluate Aquatic and Terrestrial Vegetation, Task 2.2.4.6, Evaluate and Summarize Present-Day Annual Results of the Operating Plan (USFWS 1993) and was developed with funding provided by the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program.

Descriptors :   *ECOSYSTEMS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *MISSISSIPPI RIVER, *AQUATIC PLANTS, MONITORING, NATURAL RESOURCES, NAVIGATION, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ENGINEERS, GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS, RIVERS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, MINNESOTA.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE