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To what extent is there excess sediment in the Middle Truckee River that impairs aquatic life use?

Summary: 
Application of benthic macroinvertebrate bioassessment to determine whether there is habitat degradation from deposited sediments in the Middle Truckee River.
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Rights: 
Creative Commons - Commercial Use OK
Status: 
Completed
Date Range: 
2014-04-15

Goal:
Provide Biological Guidance for Sediment TMDL: Define deposited sediment guidelines for monitoring, protecting, and improving the biological health of the Middle Truckee River.
Objectives:
Describe patch-scale distribution of fine + sand (FS) deposits along the river at representative reaches below tributary stream confluences
Collect data to measure biotic responses and limiting effects of sediment at the patch-scale for both cover and volume of FS
Compare biological health to other large rivers of eastern Sierra that are less developed than MTR

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