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

Water Science and Technology
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Edited by: H. Olem

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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.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Assessing the effect of pesticides in agricultural runoff on aquatic life in the Sangamon River near Monticello, Illinois
Series title Water Science and Technology
DOI 10.2166/wst.1993.0460
Volume 28
Issue 3-5
Year Published 1993
Language English
Publisher IWA
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Description 5 p.
First page 569
Last page 573