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Title:An Entomological Survey of the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River in 1921 with a Bibliography of Aquatic Insects
Author(s):Alexander, C.P.
Subject(s):Aquatic insects -- Effect of water pollution on.
Salt Fork of the Vermilion River
aquatic insects
Abstract:Publication of the following paper, prepared in 1921, setting forth the effects on aquatic insects of the heavy pollution of a small stream by sewage from the twin towns of Champaign and Urbana, has been delayed by deficiency of funds for the printing of articles in the Bulletin of the State Natural History Survey, preference having been given there to papers of a more immediate importance. The recent installation of an adequate plant for the purification of the sewage of these towns before it enters the stream has removed, it is hoped forever, the pollutional conditions here described, and the biological effects of this renovation can presently be made manifest by a comparison of the restored insect life of the stream with that here discussed. As an indispensable and irreplaceable basis for such a comparison this paper has acquired a very special value, and fortunately its publication need be no longer delayed. A wide-spread campaign, vigorously promoted by the Izaak Walton League, for the suppression of stream pollution is stimulating a study of the subject throughout the country, and a carefully prepared bibliography appended to this report will doubtless be found useful as a guide to published information, widely scattered as this is in very many journals, American and European.
Issue Date:1925-10
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 015, no. 08
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-11-07

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