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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Wadeable Streams Assessment: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation's Streams

Information about the Report
Title Wadeable Streams Assessment: A Collaborative Survey of the Nation's Streams
Description This report, conducted by the U.S. EPA with help from state governments, was written to establish a national baseline to compare future results of stream health.
Organization U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Year 2006
URL http://www.epa.gov/owow/streamsurvey/index.html
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://water.epa.gov/
Contact Information ost.comments@epa.gov
Environmental Indicator Scale National, Regional
Additional Information Interpreting and Using Indicators, Policy Recommendations

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Chemical Stressors Acidification Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Chemical Stressors Salinity Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Chemical Stressors Total nitrogen concentrations Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Chemical Stressors Total phosphorous concentrations Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Feeding groups Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Habits Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Macroinvertebrate observed/expected ratio of taxa Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Pollution tolerance Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Taxonomic composition Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Taxonomic diversity Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Macroinvetertebrate Index of Biotic Condition Taxonomic richness Species
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Physical Habitat Stressors In-stream fish habitat Water:Surface Water
Physical Habitat Stressors Riparian disturbance Water:Surface Water
Physical Habitat Stressors Riparian vegetative cover Water:Surface Water
Physical Habitat Stressors Streambed sediments Water:Surface Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments