Accession Number : ADA097002
Title : Freshwater Mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionidae) of the Upper Mississippi River: Observations at Selected Sites Within the 9-Foot Navigation Channel Project for the St. Paul District, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1977 - 1979. Volume I. Text.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF PHILADELPHIA PA DIV OF LIMNOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Personal Author(s) : Fuller,Samuel L H
Report Date : 10 Sep 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 196
Abstract : The primary objectives of the study were to characterize the present mussel fauna, to compare it to the fauna existing before the 9-foot Navigation Channel Project, and to determine the influence(s) upon mussels by practices of the District's Operations and Maintenance (O& M) activities. The study area was the main channel and main channel borders of the UMR itself from Head of Navigation at river mile (RM) 857.8 in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, to Locks and Dam 10 at Guttenberg, Iowa (RM 615.1), and the lowermost (Corps-maintained) reaches of the black (at La Crosse, Wisconsin), Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers. More than 100 formal Sites were thoroughly surveyed (usually by brailing), and about a dozen locations were investigated cursority. Over 10,000 living mussels were collected and examined, including a few of the Endangered Lampsilis higginsi.
Descriptors : *MUSSELS , MAINTENANCE , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , OPERATION , MISSISSIPPI RIVER , CHANNELS(WATERWAYS) , IOWA , WISCONSIN , MINNESOTA
Subject Categories : Biology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE