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Title:Waukegan River Illinois National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Program Project
Author(s):White, William P.; Beardsley, John; Tomkins, Scott
Subject(s):nonpoint source pollution
stream restoration
watershed monitoring
Geographic Coverage:Waukegan River, Illinois
Abstract:The Waukegan River watershed NMP project focused on stream naturalization through bank stabilization and aquatic habitat enhancement. Biological and habitat monitoring was conducted over a 12-year period before and after implementation of restoration practices. Results indicate that streambank stabilization structures reduced erosion and improved instream habitat. However, biological diversity only improved with the addition of instream riffle and pool habitat structures. The authors note that sustaining biological diversity in restored streams requires a comprehensive approach that not only includes bank, channel and habitat improvements, but addresses all potential sources of impairment in the watershed.
Issue Date:2010-04
Publisher:North Carolina State University, Water Quality Group
Series/Report:NWQEP Notes no. 133
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-05-28

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