Iowa DNR

Water Quality Assessments

Impaired Waters List

South Skunk River IA 03-SSK-934

from the Ames Water Works dam in River Valley Park at Ames (S36 T84N R24W Story Co.) to the Co. Rd. at north line of S6 T85 R23W Story Co (approximately 1 mile NNE of Story City)

Assessment Cycle
Result Period
1992 - 1994
Assessment Type
Integrated Report
Category 0
Legacy ADBCode
IA 03-SSK-0030_2
Overall Use Support
Aquatic Life Use Support
Fish Consumption
Not assessed
Assessment Comments

Stream use assessment and one biocriteria assessment site.

Basis for Assessment

Used data from one 1995 biocriteria sampling location.  Fish and habitat metrics from the stream use assessment protocol were applied to the data to make use support determination.

Monitoring and Methods
Assessment Key Dates
220 Non-fixed station physical/chemical monitoring (conventional pollutant only)
315 Regional reference site approach
320 Benthic macroinvertebrate surveys
330 Fish surveys
380 Quan. measurements of instream parms-- channel morphology-- floodplain-- 1-2 seasons-- by prof
Monitoring Levels
Biological 4
Habitat 4
Physical Chemistry 1
Toxic 0
Pathogen Indicators 0
Other Health Indicators 0
Other Aquatic Life Indicators 0
# of Bio Sites 0
BioIntegrity N/A