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Assessing the effect of pesticides in agricultural runoff on aquatic life in the Sangamon River near Monticello, Illinois

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Abstract

Stream-water samples collected from a midwest stream, following a thunderstorm during May 1991 were toxic to water fleas (Ceriodaphnia dubia), but not fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas), or a bacterium (Photobacterium phosphoreum) or green alga (Selenastrum capricornutum). It was unlikely that the toxicity to the water fleas was caused by herbicides, but it may have been caused by insecticides.Stream-water samples collected from a midwest stream, following a thunderstorm during May 1991 were toxic to water fleas (Ceriodaphnia dubia), but not fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas), or a bacterium (Photobacterium phosphoreum) or green alga (Selenastrum capricornutum). It was unlikely that the toxicity to the water fleas was caused by herbicides, but it may have been caused by insecticides.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Assessing the effect of pesticides in agricultural runoff on aquatic life in the Sangamon River near Monticello, Illinois
Volume
28
Issue:
3-5
Year Published:
1993
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Water Science and Technology
First page:
569
Last page:
573
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the IAWQ 1st International Conference on Diffuse (Nonpoint) Pollution: Sources, Prevention, Impact, Abatement
Conference Location:
Chicago, IL, USA
Conference Date:
19 September 1993 through 24 September 1993