SUMMARY OF VEGETATION SAMPLING FOR SELECTED TRANSECTS IN POOL 8, UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER SYSTEM 1990; SPECIAL REPT
Vegetation, fish, and water quality were the three components chosen for data collection for the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program during 1990. The report represents the vegetation aspect of the study done on Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River System. The purpose of the vegetation effort is to conduct a baseline study to document the abundance and distribution of Pool 8 terrestrial and aquatic vegetation during the next decade. Quantitative sampling along transects in 1990 provided descriptive summaries of species occurrence for selected locations within the pool. Five transects were chosen to represent Pool 8. The most common plant communities in Pool 8 in 1990 were wet meadow, floodplain forest, shallow marsh, and deep marsh. Phalaris arundinacea was the dominant species in wet meadow communities. Within the floodplain forest community, Acer saccharinum was the most common species.
- Sponsored by Fish and Wildlife Service, Onalaska, WI. Environmental Management Technical Center, and Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC.
Wisconsin Department of Natural ResourcesSolid Waste Management Section
Madison, WI United States
Fish and Wildlife ServiceEnvironmental Management Technical Center, 575 Lester Road
Onalaska, WI United States 54650
Corps of EngineersWashington, DC United States 20548
- Langrehr, H A
- Publication Date: 1992-10
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Aquatic life; Marshes; Plant growth; Sampling; Shrubs; Tables (Data); Traffic distribution; Vegetation; Water pollution
- Geographic Terms: Upper Mississippi River
- Old TRIS Terms: Abundance; Species diversity; Terrestrial ecosystems
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Environment; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00666550
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: EMTC-92-S001
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM