Table Bc06: Aquatic benthic samples for the Moreau watershed

Table Bc06: Aquatic benthic samples for the Moreau watershed collected by STREAM TEAMS.
Common Name Taxa1 Number of organisms collected
4/26/97 2/24/00 5/28/00 9/16/00
Medlin Creek2 North Moreau Creek3
200' Upstream from mouth of Burris Fork Scott' Ford at end of Stauffers Rd
Pollution Sensitive
Stonefly O. Plecoptera 22,0
Caddisfly O. Trichoptera 5,0 5,1,4 0,1,0 2,2,0
Water penny O. Coleoptera 2,1 2,0,0
Riffle beetle O. Coleoptera 3,2 10,10,10 10,10,4
Other beetle O. Coleoptera 0,4
Mayfly O. Ephemer-optera 15,14 0,0,8 5,0,5
Dobsonfly Hellgrammite F. Corydalidae 1,0,0 0,0,1
Somewhat Pollution Tolerant
Sowbug O. Isopoda 2,0,0
Fishfly F. Corydalidae 50,10,10 10,10,0 4,5,5
Damselfly S. Zygoptera 0,1 0,0,8
Crane fly S. Nematocera 0,1
Dragon fly S. Anisoptera 2,0,4
Pollution Tolerant
Aquatic worm C. Oligochaeta 0,1 0,6,0
Midge fly larva S. Nematocera 3,3 4,5,4
Blackfly larva F. Simulidae 4,2 10,0,0
Leech O. Hirudinea 3,0,1
Pouch and Pond snails C. Gastropoda 50,1,0 3,0,0
Other snails C. Gastropoda 1,0,0
Pollution Sensitive 6 3 4 3
Semi-Pollution Tolerant 2 2 2 2
Pollution Tolerant 3 2 2 3
Total groups represented 11 7 8 8
Water quality assessment Excellent Fair Good Fair

1C=Class; S=suborder; F=Family; O=Order 2Medlin Creek, NE SW NE S6 T43N R15W 3North Moreau Creek, SW SW S5 T44N R15W

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