Transparency Tube Monitoring as an Indicator of Fish Community Health
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science, v107, n4 (September, 2007), 82-83.
Transparency tubes have been shown to be useful tools for suspended solids estimation in flowing waters. Suspended solids and turbidity can impact streams in a number of ways from habitat smothering to visual impairments. Comparison of transparency tube data to the Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) as measured by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency shows a strong correlation. Additional data must be gathered to determine whether this is a true relationship.
Author Institution: Div of Surface Water, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
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