Assessment is based on results of three October 1995 IDNR stream use assessments conducted in Monona and Woodbury counties.
Basis for Assessment
SUMMARY: The Class B(LR) aquatic life uses remain assessed as "fully supported / threatened." EXPLANATION: The assessment of support of the Class B(LR) uses remains based on the biological and habitat information from the three October 1995 DNR stream use assessments conducted on this reach of the West Fork Little Sioux River (see assessment for the 1998 report above). A review of the field sheets from the October 1995 assessments shows presence of all the expected fish taxa (7 of 7) for streams in the Loess Hills and Rolling Prairies (47e) subecoregion. Two of the assessment sites contained 6 of the 7 expected taxa; the remaining site contained 4 of the 7 expected taxa. According to DNR's assessment methodology for Section 305(b) reporting, these results suggest that the Class B(LR) aquatic life use are "fully supported / threatened." The October 1995 stream assessments were conducted during high flow conditions. Follow-up biological monitoring should be conducted at lower flows in summer to better determine the status of the aquatic communities of this stream reach.
Assessment Key Dates
|375||Visual observation-- may not quantify some parameters-- single season-- by prof.|
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