The Northeastern Illinois Integrated Prioritization System (IPS) provides the framework within which high resolution monitoring data and assessment results are organized, analyzed, and merged to better the support Clean Water Act.
The 2018 and 2019 results yielded poor and very poor results for both the macroinvertebrate and fish assemblages in each of the subwatersheds and the mainstem of the North Branch Chicago River.
The New England Large Rivers fish assemblage assessment was supported by a Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (REMAP) grant from U.S. EPA in 2008-15.
Presently, there is no unified or comprehensive Clean Water Act (CWA)-focused monitoring strategy for the Upper Mississippi River (UMR).
A biological assessment of the fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages and habitat quality...
This project identified "potential impairment thresholds for the UMR main channel in determining the attainment of aquatic life uses," as identified in the project work plan.