Accession Number:

ADA122606

Title:

Preliminary Report on Floodplain Animals of the Upper Mississippi River and the Illinois Waterway Including Some Probable Impacts of Increased Commercial Traffic,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV CARBONDALE COOPERATIVE WILDLIFE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

223.0

Abstract:

The following is a preliminary report on the terrestrial and semi-aquatic vertebrates occurring or expected to occur in the floodplains of the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, to St. Paul, Minnesota, and of the Illinois Waterway from Grafton to Chicago, Illinois. Habitats occurring in the study area are defined. Animals occurring in the study area are summarized in the Appendices with reference to habitat utilized. In total, 529 animal species occurred including 37 amphibians, 89 reptiles, 332 birds and 71 mammals. Probable impacts of increased commercial towboat traffic resulting from construction of Locks and Dam No. 26 Replacement are discussed. These included dredge spoil disposal, noise pollution, air pollution, building up and wearing down of sandbars, wave wash, higher or lower water levels in pools, interruption of food chains, increased ground water levels, increased chance of accidents and spillage, indirect effects associated with economic growth, and other impacts.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE