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Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

The Long Term Resource Monitoring Program

An element of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program

Aquatic Vegetation

Upper Mississippi River Restoration - Environmental Management Program U. S. Army Corps of Enineers

Standardized Monitoring
Background
 Methods
      Stratified Random
      Transect
Sampling History
Graphical Browser
Annual Update
Data Downloads
      Stratified Random
      Transect
      Informal Surveys
Stratified Random Sampling sites
      (LTRMP Field Station Use Only)
Focused Research
Predictive Models
Drawdown Effects
USGS Scientists Aquatic vegetation in the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) provides food, spawning areas, and shelter to fish, wildlife, and invertebrates.

The objective of the LTRMP standardized monitoring is to accumulate data on the distribution, frequency of occurrence, and relative abundance of aquatic vegetation over a long period of time. The LTRMP currently uses a stratified random sampling design in Pools 4, 8, and 13. In the past, other pools were sampled and other designs (e.g., transects and informal surveys) were used.


Component specialist: Yao Yin

Quick links
LTRMP Reports and Publications
Sampling Design and Statistics
Aquatic Vegetation Procedures Manual
Upper Mississippi River Landcover Viewer
Land Cover/Use Data
 
Strategic Plan 2010-2014
Status and Trends Report 2008

 

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