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Presentation A8 Maxwell

  1. 1. City of Wichita Falls Wichita River Biological Monitoring Plan Blair Maxwell
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>This study was used to generate data useful to compare general biologic trends on the Wichita River segment 0214. </li></ul><ul><li>The data gathered from this research in conjunction with other biological data will evaluate possible relationships between physical characteristics of the stream and biological trends. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Wichita River Segment 0214
  4. 4. Purpose
  5. 5. Background <ul><li>The City of Wichita Falls has, as of February 2009, put into commission the reverse osmosis facility which discharges a brine effluent into the Wichita River segment 0214. </li></ul><ul><li>The reverse osmosis system was built for the City of Wichita Falls as a treatment process to produce municipal potable water for Wichita Falls and surrounding cities. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lake Levels
  7. 7. Research Methods <ul><li>Data was collected of general habitat, fish, and macro-invertebrate community structure on multiple locations of segment 0214 of the Wichita River. </li></ul><ul><li>Each sample of macro-invertebrate and small fish were collected using a D-frame net. The collector used the kick net for 20 minutes, and all sediment and biologic life was placed in a five gallon bucket. </li></ul><ul><li>Then the sample was taken to the lab for identification. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Results <ul><li>Assessments for fish and macro-invertebrates give valuable insight into the biological health of streams in the Wichita River. </li></ul><ul><li>Little information exists on the biological communities of this geographical region, which hinders long term comparisons between biological assessments. </li></ul><ul><li>Samples collected after the brine line is in place will allow for comparison in any differences in water quality. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Results – Site One Wichita River 4/19/09 - Collectors : J. Glass, R. Mauk, M. Mullins Method : 20 Minute Kicknet SITE: 1 QA by : Jeff Back, Baylor University Site Order Family Genus No. common name vial id Group Tolerance I or T 2 Odonata Calopterygidae Hetaerina 1 damselfly 2B P 6 T 2 Odonata Coenagrionidae Argia 1 damselfly 2H P 6 T 2 Odonata Gomphidae Dromogomphus 1 dragonfly 2C P 4 I 2 Odonata Gomphidae Erpetogomphus 4 dragonfly 2D P 1 I 2 Diptera Simuliidae Simulium 38 blackfly 2E F 4 I 2 Diptera Chironomidae 45 chironomid 2F P-C-F 6 T 2 Hemiptera Corixidae Tricochorixa 37 water boatmen 2G P-C 5 I 2 Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Cheumatopsyche 1 caddisfly 2I F 6 T 2 Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Potomyia 8 caddisfly 2L F 4 I 2 Trichoptera Leptoceridae Nectopsyche 5 caddisfly 2K S-C-P 3 I 2 Ephemeroptera Leptophlebiidae Neochoroterpes 2 mayfly 2J C-S 2 I 2 Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Stenonema 1 mayfly 2M S-C 4 I 2 Ephemeroptera Tricorythidae Tricorythodes 1 mayfly 2N C 5 I 2 Ephemeroptera Caenidae Caenis 1 mayfly 2O S-C 7 T 2 Coleoptera Elmidae Stenelmis 2 riffle beetle 2P S-C 7 T 2 Collembola Isotonidae 1 springtail 2Q C 10 T 2 Gastropoda Physidae Physa or Physella 3 snails 2R 2 Decapoda Palaemonidae Paleomonetes 5 Grass shrimp 2A C 4 I 18 1 T=7 I=10 TOTAL 159
  10. 10. Results – Site Two Wichita River 7 /21/08 Collctors : J. Glass, M. Howell, M. Mullins Method : 5 Minute Kicknet SITE: 2 QA by : Order Family Class Genus # of individuals common name vial id Group Tolerance Odonata Anisoptera Gomphidae Progomphus 3 Dragonfly 12D P 5 I Odonata Erpetogomphus 3 Dragonfly 12D P Odonata Zygoptera Calopterygidae Hetaerina 1 Damselfly 12D P 6 T Odonata Coenagrionidae Argia 1 Damselfly 12D P 6 T Diptera Chironomidae 9 Midge 12E P-C-F 6 T Hemiptera Corixidae Corixinae Corisella 1 Water Boatman 12G P-C-F 9 T Trichoptera Leptoceridae Nectopsyche 13 Caddisfly 12B S-C-P 3 I Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Hydropsyche 28 Caddisfly 12B F-C 5 I Trichoptera Potamyia 27 Caddisfly 12B F 4 I Trichoptera Oecetis? 1 Caddisfly 12B2 Ephemeroptera Baetidae Baetis 48 Mayfly 12C S-C-P 4 I Ephemeroptera Caenidae Caenis 1 Mayfly 12C S-C-P 7 T Ephemeroptera Caenidae Brachycercus 1 Mayfly 12C C 3 I Ephemeroptera Tricorythidae Tricorythodes 30 Mayfly 12C C 5 I Coleoptera Elmidae Stenelmis 2 Beetle 12F S-C 7 T Coleoptera Ordobrevia 1 Beetle 12F Coleoptera Hydrophilidae Berosinae Berosus 1 Beetle 12F C 9 T Decapoda Palaemonidae Palaemontes Paludosus 2 Grass Shrimp 12A C 4 I 18 T=7 I=8 3
  11. 11. Results – Site Three Wichita River 10 /24/08 Collectors : J. Glass, R. Mauk: Method : 5 Minute Kicknet Site: 3 QA by : Order Family Class Genus No. common name vial id Group Tolerance Odonata Anisoptera Gomphidae Octogomphus 1 Dragonfly 22B P Odonata Ophiogomphus 1 Dragonfly 22B P 6 T Odonata Zygoptera Calopterygidae Hetaerina 4 Damselfly 22B P 6 T Diptera Chironomidae 6 Midge 22G P-C-F 6 T Hemiptera Corixidae Corixini Corisella 2 Water Boatman 22F P-C-S 9 T Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Cheumatopsyche 1 Caddisfly 22C F 6 T Trichoptera Potamyia 9 Caddisfly 22C F-C 4 I Trichoptera Leptoceridae Nectopsyche 20 Caddisfly 22C S-C-P 3 I Ephemeroptera Caenidae Brachycerus 1 Mayfly 22D C 3 I Ephemeroptera Tricorythidae Tricorythodes 27 Mayfly 22D C 5 I Coleoptera Elmidae Dubiraphia 1 Beetle 22E S-C 5 I Coleoptera Elmidae Stenelmis 1 Beetle 22E S-C 7 T Decapoda Palaemonidae Palaemontes Paludosus 22 Grass Shrimp 22A C 4 I 13 T=6 I=6 1 TOTAL 79
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>Once more data is collected after the brine discharge has been in place for a few months, any changes in biological environments will show up in future collections. </li></ul><ul><li>As far as the data that was collected no statistical relevant changes were noted. Also, no morphological changes were seen within the samples collected at all three sites. </li></ul>

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