Iowa DNR

Water Quality Assessments

Impaired Waters List

Indian Creek IA 03-SSK-943

mouth (S32 T80N R20W Jasper Co.) to confluence of East Indian and West Indian creeks in S16 T82N R22W Story Co.

Assessment Cycle
Result Period
1990 - 1992
Assessment Type
Integrated Report
Category 0
Legacy ADBCode
IA 03-SSK-0040_0
Overall Use Support
Aquatic Life Use Support
Assessment Comments

Stream use assessment.

Basis for Assessment

Stream assessment form indicates below average habitat quality.  Little substrate diversity and monotypic habitat observed.  Stream is extensively channelized with livestock grazing also a factor.   Frequent stream bank erosion noted.   Nothing noteworthy about fish community.   Better habitat may be found in other more meandering reaches which were not assessed.

Monitoring and Methods
Assessment Key Dates
330 Fish surveys
375 Visual observation-- may not quantify some parameters-- single season-- by prof.
Monitoring Levels
Biological 3
Habitat 3
Physical Chemistry 0
Toxic 0
Pathogen Indicators 0
Other Health Indicators 0
Other Aquatic Life Indicators 0
# of Bio Sites 0
BioIntegrity N/A