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Title: Aquatic disposal field investigations, Ashtabula River disposal site, Ohio : appendix A : planktonic communities, benthic assemblages, and fishery
Authors: Sweeney, Robert A.
Keywords: Dredging
Dredging spoil
Dredged material
Ashtabula (Ohio)
Erie, Lake
Fish populations
Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station
Series/Report no.: Technical Report (Dredged Material Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Technical Report D-77-42; Appendix A
Abstract: An investigation to evaluate impacts of the release of dredged material on . phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthic macroinvertebrates, and fish was conducted in Lake Erie off Ashtabula, Ohio, from June 1975 through September 1976. Samples and measurements were taken prior to, during, and after the release of materials from a hopper dredge during August 1975 and May 1976. The pelagic biota (phytoplankton, zooplankton, and fish) along with primary productivity were only mildly impacted and recovery was relatively rapid. The benthic communities were altered with the decline of some species and introduction of new fauna transported from the dredged sites. Within a year species diversity had largely returned to predisposal levels. However, the community structures were slightly altered. These changes were similar to those noted in marine environments exposed to dredged material.
Description: Technical Report
Gov't Doc #: Technical Report D-77-42; Appendix A
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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