DNR Quarterly WQ monitoring conducted in FY96 and FY97 (21IOWA 250221).
Basis for Assessment
Used results from the DNR quarterly WQ monitoring station near Garber to assess support of the Class B(WW) aquatic life uses as FS due to lack of violations of Class B(WW) water quality criteria in the 8 samples collected over the 1996-97 period. Revised the assessment to FST due to potential threats from nonpoint sources. In addtion, the March/ April 1998 Iowa Conservationist identifies the Turkey River from Elkader to Osterdock as providing good angling opportunities for channel catfish.