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Date published: August 26, 2020

Distribution of Niclosamide Following Granular Bayer Applications in Lentic Environments

Temporal and spatial distribution of niclosamide in the water column and sediment were evaluated after the application of granular Bayluscide in six lentic Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) larval assessment plots. Water and sediment were collected 0.25, 1, 3, 5, and 7 hours after application and were analyzed for niclosamide, the active ingredient in granular Bayluscide. Water sam

Date published: August 24, 2020

Lampricide Residues in Sea Lamprey Larvae Carcasses recovered after 3-trifluoromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) or TFM/Bayluscide Stream Treatments

Lampricide concentrations in larval sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) carcasses collected following two TFM and two TFM/Bayluscide treatments were determined to support risk assessments for non-target organisms that may consume lampricide-laden carcasses. Carcasses were removed from the treated streams either immediately after completion of the treatment or 2-days post mortem. The estimate...

Date published: August 24, 2020

Data set used for both the Lethal dose calculator and protocol AEH-16-Toxmodel-1

This data is toxicity data for fish exposed to thiram. The number of trials and species used are: 8 trials on Bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), 8 trials on Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus), 4 trials on Fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), 5 trials on Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), and 7 trials on Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix). The d

Date published: August 11, 2020

Forest Canopy Gaps Identified by Lidar for the Alton Reach of the Illinois River from the Confluence of the Mississippi River to Kampsville, IL

As part of Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting a study to understand what environmental factors are contributing to the regeneration of floodplain forest. This dataset uses lidar derivatives to identify forest canopy gaps along select portions of the Mississippi River and Illinois River. USACE will use this dataset to select

Date published: August 7, 2020

Decision-Making with the Multiple Objective Vireo Explorer (MOViE) Tool for the Santa Clara River

This tool is constructed around a model that integrates the major factors influencing the continued recovery of least Bell's vireo along the Santa Clara River in California (i.e., habitat quantity and configuration, habitat quality, and cowbird parasitism). 

Date published: July 13, 2020

2019 Illinois Waterway Aerial Imagery Mosaics - Alton North 4-Band

The Corps of Engineers' Rock Island District is planning an unprecedented closure of the Illinois Waterway in 2020 in order to perform required maintenance on locks. Aerial imagery will document river conditions prior to the closure (2019) and after the locks are reopened (2021). Under a separate but related effort, aerial imagery of the entire Illinois Waterway will be collected in 2

Date published: July 8, 2020

1989 Land Cover/Use Data for the Upper Mississippi River System--Pool 13 Aligned to 2010 Imagery

The U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has created high-resolution land cover/use data sets for the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) from 1:15,000-scale color infrared aerial photos collected in 1989. The data are available in two formats. The first used a detailed genus-level classification scheme and was used to classify Mississippi

Date published: June 10, 2020

Acoustic telemetry evaluation of carbon dioxide as a behavioral deterrent for invasive fishes: Data

Locks and dams are possible management points to block the spread of invasive Asian carps in the United States. Infusion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into water is one deterrent strategy being considered at navigational structures to reduce upstream fish passage that would not directly interfere with lock and dam operations. The goal of this study was to determine the efficacy of CO2 as a behavior...

Date published: June 9, 2020

Toxicity of carbon dioxide to two freshwater fish

Locks and dams are possible management points to block the spread of invasive Asian carps in the United States. Infusion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into water is one deterrent strategy being considered at navigational structures to reduce upstream fish passage that would not directly interfere with lock and dam operations. The goal of this study was to determine lethal concentrations of CO2 to n...

Date published: June 8, 2020

Data Release: Temperature-related responses of invasive (Dreissena polymorpha) and native mussels (Order: Unionida) to elevated carbon dioxide

Control technology for dreissenid mussels (Dreissena polymorpha and D. bugensis) currently relies heavily on chemical molluscicides that can be both costly and ecologically harmful. There is a need to develop more environmentally neutral control tools to manage dreissenid mussels, particularly in cooler water. Previously, carbon dioxide (CO2) showed selective toxicity for Zebra mussel

Date published: May 26, 2020

Summary of 2019 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry articles: Data

Statistical inferences play a critical role in ecotoxicology. Historically, Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) has been the dominant method for inference in ecotoxicology. As a brief and informal definition of the NHST approach, researchers compare (or “test”) an experimental treatment or observation against a hypothesis of no relationship or effect %2