USGS Illinois River Monitoring and Evaluation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Great Lakes Restoration Initiative; Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
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Abstract

Asian carp monitoring and contract removal will continue throughout the Upper Illinois Waterway system as needed for adaptive management to mitigate, control, and contain Asian carp. Compiling data from monitoring and removal efforts into a centralized database (Illinois River Catch Database application) facilitates data standardization, quality, accessibility, sharing, and analysis to aid in Asian carp removal efforts, evaluations of management actions, and modeling efforts (e.g., SEACarP model). Data summarization, visualization, and modeling supports a better understanding of bigheaded carp life history, behavior, and habitat use. Integrating Asian carp-related data and analyses into decision support tools and products aids in applying control and containment methods in an informed and transparent manner (e.g., improved efficiencies in implementations of the Unified Method, inform targeted removal efforts or deterrent deployments in key locations based on preferential benthic characteristics and environmental conditions).

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Title USGS Illinois River monitoring and evaluation
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description 4 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Monitoring Response Plan, Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee
First page 87
Last page 90
Country United States
State Illinois
Other Geospatial Illinois River Waterway system
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