Central Plains Center for Bioassessment

National Rivers and Streams Assessment

Date January 2008 - December 2009
Contact Debbie Baker
Location Rivers in Missouri


CPCB participated in the National Rivers and Stream Assessment by sampling 36 sites in Missouri. Sites were randomly selected and stratified by wadeable (order 1-4) or boatable (orders>4). Sampling methods depended on whether the stream was wadeable or boatable.Visit the EPA website for more information.


For data from the entire nation, browse the EPA National Aquatic Resource Surveys website.

Analysis, Results, or Reports


Electronic tracking forms

Maps, Images, or Photos


Map of the sites in Missouri. Click for a larger view. Large numbers are base sites, small numbers are oversample sites, underlined numbers are sites of an order of >4.

Monty Porter from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board demonstrates field methods in Kansas City, KS.

Giant tree on the Lamine River.

Sampling the Mississippi River.

Ben with a fish from the Black River.

Canoeing down the North Moreau.


Donald Huggins

Debbie Baker