Aquatic Studies of the Main Channel Border Habitat of Pool 5A on the Upper Mississippi River,
ECOLOGICAL ANALYSTS INC NORTHBROOK IL
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This report contains an extensive study of the periphyton, macroinvertebrate, and fish communities of Pool 5A on the Mississippi River. The focus of the study was the main channel border MCB, the zone between the nine-foot navigation channel and the main river bank. The MCB is the area potentially affected by channel maintenance activities. The objectives were 1 Provide information that will increase the Corps ability to make predictions regarding the effects of channel maintenance or construction activities 2 Identify ways to minimize or mitigate adverse impacts during channel maintenance or construction activities and 3 Identify ways to maximize beneficial impacts that will occur during such activities. Keywords Wisconsin, Minnesota.