Central Plains Center for Bioassessment

Tristate Study

The 16 watersheds in the Tristate Study.
Date January 1992 - December 1994
Contact Debbie Baker
Location Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska

Summary

In the mid-ninties, KBS embarked on a large nonpoint source pollution study commonly refered to as the Tristate study. From 1992 - 1994 sixteen watersheds in the Western Corn Belt Plains of Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa were sampled at five sites each.

Data

Click here for an MSAccess (2003) file of the data (11.3MB).

Analysis, Results, or Reports

These documents report the ecological condition (fish) in these watersheds. Prepared by R. William Bouchard Jr.

Slides (html)Development of Fish Biological Criteria for Streams of the Western Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion
Poster (jpg)Assessment of Ecological Condition in Headwater Streams...
Thesis (pdf)ASSESSMENT OF ECOLOGICAL CONDITION IN HEADWATER STREAMS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS: EVALUATION OF MULTIMETRIC AND PREDICTIVE MODELING APPROACHES

This data was also used in the following theses and documents:

Donley, S.R. 1999. Development of Biological Criteria for Macroinvertebrates for Streams of the Western Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion. M.S. Thesis. University of Kansas. 82pp.

Donley, S.R., D. Huggins, and L.C. Ferrington. 1999. Development of Biological Criteria for Macroinvertebrates for Streams of the Western Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion. Technical Report Number 90. Kansas Biological Survey. 80pp.

Higgins, K.H. 1994. An Assessment of the Cumulative Effects of Watershed Structure on Stream Water Quality in Agricultural Landscapes. M.S. Thesis, University of Kansas. 226pp.

Huggins, D. and M. Moffett. 1988. A Proposed Biotic Index and Habitat Development Index for Use in Streams in Kansas. Report Number 35, Kansas Biological Survey. 50pp.

Lary, M.R. 1997. Investigation of the Impacts of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution on Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Communities in Small Streams of the Western Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion. M.S. Thesis, University of Kansas. 186 pp.

Wang, S. 1997. Nitrate Dynamics in Small Agricultural Streams of the Western Corn Belt Plains Ecoregion. Doctoral Thesis, University of Kansas. 229pp.

Maps, Images, or Photos

The 16 watersheds.