Central Plains Center for Bioassessment

Database Development for Definition and Assessment of Nutrient Levels and their Biological Effects in the Missouri River

Missouri River sampled by CPCB in 2009 for the National River and Streams Assessment.
Date January 2007 - December 2008
Contact Donald Huggins
Funding
Great Lakes Environmental Center
Location Missouri River

Summary

Overview: The Central Plains Center for BioAssessment (CPCB) provided data and analytical support to USEPA Regions 7 and 8 to support efforts to coordinate the nutrient criteria work of states and tribes in the Missouri River Basin (www.epa.gov/msbasin), including Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska in USEPA Region 7 and South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana in Region 8.

CPCB's immediate objectives were to:

  • Solicit from federal, state, tribal, and local agencies and academic institutions the chemical and biological data available from the Missouri River.
  • Incorporate all data into one MSAccess relational database.
  • Document data acquisition and compilation, including methods, detection limits, QAQC procedures, etc.
  • Present data at regional meetings (in person or conference calls) and make data and documents available on the CPCB webpage.

Click here for the RTAG overview talk (pdf) given at the Nebraska City 2008 Missouri River Natural Resources Committee conference.

Project Outcomes:
Results from analyses of the river database, regional meetings, and summary documentation will provide states and tribes with resources for determining their own nutrient criteria for nitrogen, phosphorus, chlorophyll and turbidity in the Missouri River. Each state can use the data to further refine the criteria based on stream size, ecoregion, watershed land use/land cover, etc.

First analyses - comments by Dodds and Yoder.

 

DENVER 2008

The database (MSAccess)

PRESENTATION

Dave Bolgrien's talk (pdf)

Handouts (xls)

Robust regression handouts (pdf)

Literature

USGS MOREAP Document.

2008 Blevins et al. Water-Quality Responses to Flow and Alteration of the Lower Missouri River
and Some Potential Ecological Effects
(pdf slides)

2007 Annual Report, Water Quality Conditions in the Missouri River Mainstem System. Prepared by: Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2008. 462pp. (pdf).

2006 Annual Report, Water Quality Conditions in the Missouri River Mainstem System. Prepared by: Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, July 2007. 418pp. (pdf).

2003 Smith et al. Sparrow model (pdf)

2001 Downing et al. Predicting Cyanobacteria dominance in lakes (pdf).

1999 USGS. Missouri River INFOLink Report (pdf).

1998 USGS. FINAL REPORT Lower Missouri River Ecosystem Initiative (pdf).

1997 Smith et al. Sparrow model (pdf)

Proceedings of the Symposium on Restoration Planning for the Rivers of the Mississippi River Ecosystem. 1993. National Biological Survey Report 19. (pdf)

Fish literature

2008 CPCB. Lists of introduced fish species, typical lake species and species adaptable
to lake conditions of the Missouri River (pdf).

2004 Nelson-Stastny, W. Selected Introduced and Native Fish Species of the Missouri River in
South Dakota and their Potential as Predators of Pallid Sturgeon
(pdf).

2004 Galat. APPENDIX III SUMMARY OF PAST IMPACTS TO THE MISSOURI RIVER ECOSYSTEM (pdf).

2002 Tyus, N. DECLINE OF NATIVE MISSOURI RIVER FISHES: THE INTRODUCED FISH PROBLEM (pdf).

Staff

Donald Huggins

Debbie Baker