Text / A Benchmark Macroinvertebrate Analysis of the Boardman River Prior to Dam Removal

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Title
A Benchmark Macroinvertebrate Analysis of the Boardman River Prior to Dam Removal
Creator
Michelle LaForge, Dave Mahan, Dan Ippolito and Rob Keys
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
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Scope/Content: Abstract: Background: -The Brown Bridge Dam is scheduled to be removed in the summer of 2012. However, no data had been recorded as to how the dam has affected the river's biotic community. Question: -How do macroinvertebrate assemblages below the dam differ from those above the dam? Methodology: -Two riffle sites above the dam and one below were sampled and the invertebrates present were identified and quantitatively compared. Conclusions: -There was a high degree of differentiation between the sites above and below the dam, with the locality below showing higher species richness and higher individual count.
Scope/Content: Dam type: earthen
Scope/Content: Dam type: embankment
Scope/Content: Length: 1,800 ft
Scope/Content: Date constructed: 1921.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2h70fds
1405
Subject
Pre- and post-project monitoring
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Boardman River, MI
Brown Bridge Dam

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