Physical and Chemical Stressors on Algal, Invertebrate, and Fish Communities in 14 Milwaukee Area Streams, 2004–2013

Fact Sheet 2020-3051
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  • Document: Report (8.97 MB pdf)
  • Related Work: SIR 2020-5035— Ecological Status of Aquatic Communities in Selected Streams in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Planning Area of Wisconsin, 2004–13
  • Data Release: USGS data release— Aquatic community and environmental data for 14 rivers and streams in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Planning Area, 2004-13
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Abstract

In 2004, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) began sampling 14 wadable streams in urban or urbanizing watersheds near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The overall goal of the study is to assess the health of the aquatic communities in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District planning area to inform current and future watershed management. In addition to collection of biological data on aquatic communities, physical and chemical data were also collected to evaluate effects of potential environmental stressors on the aquatic communities. This fact sheet summarizes the primary results of the study from 2004 to 2013. Detailed information is described in Scudder Eikenberry and others (2020a), and all data are available in Scudder Eikenberry and others (2020b; https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWMODL).

Suggested Citation

Scudder Eikenberry, B., Nott, M.A., Stewart, J.S., Sullivan, D.J., Alvarez, D.A., Bell, A.H., and Fitzpatrick, F.A., 2020, Physical and chemical stressors on algal, invertebrate, and fish communities in 14 Milwaukee area streams, 2004–2013: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020-3051, 6 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203051.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Health of Aquatic Communities Varied Between 2004 and 2013
  • Aggregate Metrics Provide Insights to Overall Stream Stressors
  • Urban Stressors on Aquatic Communities were Physical and Chemical
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Physical and chemical stressors on algal, invertebrate, and fish communities in 14 Milwaukee area streams, 2004–2013
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3051
DOI 10.3133/fs20203051
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Water Science Center
Description Report: 6 p.; Data Release
Country United States
State Wisconsin
City Milwaukee
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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