Assessment is based on results of (1) IDNR monthly monitoring during 2000 & 2001 near Davis City and (2) fish tissue (RAFT) monitoring in 1997.
Basis for Assessment
SUMMARY: The Class B(WW) aquatic life uses remain assessed as "fully supported." Fish consumption uses remain "fully supported." EXPLANATION: The previous assessment of support of the Class B(WW) uses was based, in part, on results of DNR stream use assessments conducted in 1991. The results of these assessments are now considered too old (greater than five years) for characterizing current water quality conditions. Thus, the current assessment was based on results of water quality monitoring during the 1996-1997 biennial period at the DNR quarterly monitoring station at Davis City (see assessment for the 1998 report above). Results from stations monitored monthly or more frequently, however, are preferred for Section 305(b) assessments in order to improve the accuracy and confidence level of the assessment. As part of DNR's expanded water quality monitoring program, monthly monitoring at the Davis City station began in October 1999. Fish consumption uses remain "fully supported" based on results of EPA/DNR fish tissue (RAFT) monitoring in 1997 (see assessment for the 1998 report above).