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Taking the Pulse of a River System: Research on the Upper Mississippi River System

Fact Sheet 2009-3045

A product of the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program
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Abstract

Mark Twain raved about the Mississippi River basin as, 'the body of the Nation'. The 'upper body', upstream of the confluence with the Ohio River, includes commercially navigable reaches and branching tributaries that are recreationally and environmentally important. Together they feed and shelter an array of fish and wildlife in their flowing channels, floodplain lakes, backwaters, wetlands, and floodplain forests. Effective river management requires knowledge about factors controlling the dynamics and interactions of important ecosystem components. The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program (LTRMP) is the prized diagnostic tool in the Environmental Management Program for the Upper Mississippi River System that provides critical information about the status and trends of key environmental resources.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Taking the Pulse of a River System: Research on the Upper Mississippi River System
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2009-3045
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
4 p.