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Date published: October 3, 2019

Evaluation of an acoustic fish deterrent system in shallow water application at the Emiquon Preserve, Lewistown, IL Data

This dataset assesses the responses of native (largemouth bass Micropterus salmoide and bluegill Lepomis macrochirus) and invasive (silver carp Hypophthalmichthys. Molitrix) fishes to an acoustic stimulus (playback of a 100 hp boat motor. Fish were collected from the Illinois River and Emiquon Preserve and implanted with a Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tag. Fish movement was monitored...

Date published: October 3, 2019

Simulated eDNA Occurrence data and Stan summaries of data

Resource managers conduct landscape-level monitoring using environmental DNA (eDNA). These managers must contend with imperfect detection in samples and sub-samples (i.e., molecular analyses). This imperfect detection impacts their ability to both detect species and estimate occurrence. Although occurrence (synonymously occupancy) models can estimate these probabilities, most models and...

Date published: September 20, 2019

The Lethality of Hot Water, Chlorine, and Ozone on Aquatic Invasive Species

This data describes the use of hot water, chlorine, and ozone as a potential lock treatment to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) during boat transfers. Laboratory exposures where conducted to determine combinations of time, temperature, and chlorine or dissolved ozone induced complete morality to select AIS. Induced mortality from exposure to these variables are provided in...

Date published: September 8, 2019

Illinois River, Starved Rock, Multibeam Bathymetry, May 2018

Remote sensing technologies, such as high-resolution sonars, can be used to collect more detailed information about the benthic and water column characteristics of macrohabitats in the Illinois River. These data are high-resolution bathymetry (river bottom elevation) in raster format that represent Starved Rock reach in the summer of 2017 and 2018. The hydrographic data were collected on the...

Date published: September 8, 2019

Illinois River, Hanson Pit - East, Multibeam Bathymetry, June 2018

Using high-resolution sonar technologies with geographic information systems (GIS) and object based image analysis, benthic habitats of the Illinois River will be interpreted to support Asian carp research, monitoring and control. The entire study plan will consist of data collection and analysis of the Brandon, Dresden, Starved Rock, Marseilles, Peoria, La Grange and Alton reaches of the...

Date published: September 8, 2019

Illinois River, Hanson Pit - West, Multibeam Bathymetry, June 2018

Using high-resolution sonar technologies with geographic information systems (GIS) and object based image analysis, benthic habitats of the Illinois River will be interpreted to support Asian carp research, monitoring and control. The entire study plan will consist of data collection and analysis of the Brandon, Dresden, Starved Rock, Marseilles, Peoria, La Grange and Alton reaches of the...

Date published: August 17, 2019

Estimation of vital rates to assess the relative health of mussel resources in the Upper Mississippi River System: Data

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) has been quantitatively sampling a mussel bed in West Newton Chute (a side channel in Navigation Pool 5 of the Upper Mississippi River, UMR) annually since 2008. Briefly, ~200 systematically-placed 0.25 m2 quads are sampled annually; divers excavate substrates to a depth of ~15 cm and place material into a 6 mm mesh bag. Mussels are...

Date published: July 23, 2019

Reporting the limits of detection (LOD) and quantification (LOQ) for environmental DNA assays: Data

This data set was collected to provide examples and aid in developing a standardized way of determining LOD and LOQ for eDNA assays and has 3 data files. GEDWG_LOD_DATA3.csv is raw qPCR data from multiple labs running multiple standards of known concentration for eDNA assays they regularly use. Comparison-Data.csv is the merged data output from running a generic LOD/LOQ calculator script...

Date published: May 23, 2019

Envrionmental DNA data for Refinement of eDNA as an early monitoring tool at the landscape-level: Data

These environmental DNA data and corresponding water quality data were collected and analyzed by the Fish and Wildlife Service in 2017. The samples were collected from 4 sites in pools 17 and 18 in the Upper Mississippi River on 3 sampling trips. The data was used to study occupancy modeling of eDNA data and determine optimal sampling effort required for reliable detection of invasive Bighead...

Date published: May 19, 2019

Water column nutrient processing rates in rivermouths of Green Bay, Lake Michigan: Data

Understanding the quantity and form of nutrient loading to large lakes is necessary to understand controls over primary production, phytoplankton community composition and the production of phytotoxins. Nutrient loading estimates to large lakes are primarily made at stream gages that are deliberately placed outside the direct influence of lake processes, but these estimates cannot take into...

Date published: May 19, 2019

Element concentrations in nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) from the U.S. and Binational Great Lakes’ Areas of Concern: Data

Tree swallow, Tachycineta bicolor, nestlings were collected from 76 sites in the Great Lakes which included multiple sites at 27 Areas of Concern (AOCs) and 12 sites not listed as AOCs from 2010 to 2015. Livers were harvested and analyzed for 21 elements. Mercury concentrations differed among AOCs; however, all livers analyzed had concentrations well within background and generally...

Date published: May 10, 2019

Temperature Records for Empirical Evaluation of the UMRS Floodplain Inundation Model

Hourly ambient temperature data were collected as part of an effort to empirically evaluate the Upper Mississippi River System inundation model. The goal of this sampling effort was to document inundation through space and time at a limited number of sites but across the range of flow conditions experienced throughout the 2017 growing season. We used temperature data loggers (Onset HOBO...