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Date published: October 6, 2020

St. Croix River and Upper Mississippi River Spectaclecase mussel environmental DNAs: Data

Spectaclecase (Margaritifera monodonta) is a federally endangered freshwater mussel species that has experienced a 55% reduction in range (USFWS 2014) and is currently concentrated in three rivers in the Midwest of the United States (Gasconade, Meramec Rivers, MO, and St. Croix River, WI). Its preference for living under large rocks and boulders has limited detection of new

Date published: October 2, 2020

Mapped differences in weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System between 1989 and 2000

Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http:/%2

Date published: October 2, 2020

Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2000

Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http:/%2

Date published: October 2, 2020

Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 1989

Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http:/%2

Date published: October 2, 2020

Mapped weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System for 2010/2011

Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http:/%2

Date published: October 2, 2020

Mapped differences in weighted wind fetch distances within the Upper Mississippi River System between 2000 and 2010/2011

Wind fetch is defined as the unobstructed distance that wind can travel over water in a constant direction. Fetch is an important characteristic of open water because longer fetch can result in larger wind-generated waves. The larger waves, in turn, can increase shoreline erosion and sediment re-suspension. Wind fetches were calculated using the wind fetch model available from (http:/%2

Date published: September 29, 2020

Copper-based control: zebra mussel settlement and non-target impacts data

The goal of this study was to complete a comprehensive evaluation of a low-dose copper treatment for zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha Pallas 1771) suppression. The treatment objective was to maintain an average copper concentration of 60 µg/L in waters above the thermocline for 10 consecutive days. The study was conducted in Lake Minnetonka (Hennepin County, Minnesota) and the

Date published: September 29, 2020

Development and evaluation of an improved TFM formulation for use in feeder stream treatments

The data for this project can be broken down into three sub-groups: TFM Pellet data, Temp data, and Water Quality data. Each subgroup and associated csv files are explained below: TFM Pellet data: The TFM Pellet dataset consists of 36 individual csv files with each file having a unique name making it representative of 1 trial of the study. For example “0.08 mps at 12C Trials r

Date published: September 26, 2020

Maquoketa River Floodplain-River Connectivity 2014-2016 Data

The Maquoketa River carries some of the highest sediment and nutrient loads in the Upper Mississippi River, contributing to eutrophication and hypoxic conditions in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico. Floodplains provide the ability to remove and sequester, sediments, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon; however effectiveness of floodplains is limited by the extent and connection o

Date published: September 26, 2020

Predicted number of years from 1993 - 2014 with conditions suitable for submersed aquatic vegetation based on light availability and water level fluctuations for the Upper Mississippi River System (lower submersed aquatic vegetation boundary elevation sce

The objective of this work is to delineate areas in the Upper Mississippi River System where the combined effects of water clarity and water level fluctuation conditions are not limiting the establishment and persistence of submersed aquatic vegetation. We note that other factors, such as herbivory or high current velocity may actively prevent establishment of submersed aquatic vegetation in...

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...