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USGS Illinois River monitoring and evaluation

January 1, 2020

Asian carp monitoring and contract removal will continue throughout the Upper Illinois Waterway system as needed for adaptive management to mitigate, control, and contain Asian carp. Compiling data from monitoring and removal efforts into a centralized database (Illinois River Catch Database application) facilitates data standardization, quality, accessibility, sharing, and analysis to aid in Asian carp removal efforts, evaluations of management actions, and modeling efforts (e.g., SEACarP model). Data summarization, visualization, and modeling supports a better understanding of bigheaded carp life history, behavior, and habitat use. Integrating Asian carp-related data and analyses into decision support tools and products aids in applying control and containment methods in an informed and transparent manner (e.g., improved efficiencies in implementations of the Unified Method, inform targeted removal efforts or deterrent deployments in key locations based on preferential benthic characteristics and environmental conditions).

Publication Year 2020
Title USGS Illinois River monitoring and evaluation
Authors Travis J. Harrison, Kevin D. Hop, Enrika Hlavacek, Brent C. Knights
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Index ID 70221394
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center