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FINAL REPORT: COASTAL ENERGY IMPACT PROGRAM CONTRACT NUMBER 80-103 Limnological Study of Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Sanctuary for Collection of Baseline Data This document was funded in part through the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended (Coastal Energy Impact Program), provided by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA, through the Ohio Department of Energy. FINAL REPORT COASTAL ENERGY IMPACT PROGRAM Contract Number 80-103 Study of Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Sanctuary for Collection of Baseline Data Submitted to: Ohio Department of Energy Coastal Energy Impact Program 30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215 By: Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Fountain Square, Building F Columbus, Ohio 43224 December 30, 1981 PROJECT STAFF OHIO DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF NATURAL AREAS AND PRESERVES The following staff contributed to this project either as formal representatives of the Division or as volunteers on their own time: Anne Anderson, Researcher Dennis Anderson, Research Coordinator Randy Deehr, Conservation Aide Linda Feix, Researcher David Klarer, Project Advisor Susan Laverty, Secretary John Marshall, Ecological Analyst Robert McCance, Program Administrator Myrtle McElroy, Accountant Richard Moseley, Division Chief David Millie, Researcher Beverly Owen, Researcher Gene Wright, Preserve Manager The Division also gratefully acknowledges the volunteer assistance of Monica Klarer. SUMMARY A nineteen week study was undertaken on old Woman Creek to provide baseline data for future environmental impact studies. Eleven sites for water analysis and phytoplankton enumeration were chosen, along with four sites for epiphyton and five sites for epilithon analysis. Many of the analysed nut ients showed a decline in concentration in the estuarine portions of the creek in relation to the creek proper. The plankton of the estuarine areas were dominated by the euplanktonic species. There were three distinct peaks - early April, May, and July - in the estuarine populations. The planktonic community of the creek proper was dominated by benthic species that had apparently been washed into the plankton. The benthic algae of the estuary (epiphyton) were significantly different from the benthic algae in the creek proper (epilithon). The algae in the estuary were dominated by species that could tolerate low oxygen concentrations. The algae in the.creek proper were generally dominated' by algae that required high oxygen levels. INTRODUCTION The increasing demand for electricity has prompted construction of many new generating stations. The building and subsequent operation of such a station could cause marked changes in water quality in affected watersheds. These effects could be due to the direct utilization of surface waters for the dissipation of excess generated heat (Coutant and Pfuderer, 1974), or more indirectly through the alteration of existing drainage patterns and/or watershed (vegetative) cover profiles (Hornbeck et.al., 1970). The proposed site for Erie Two Nuclear Power Plant partially lies within the watershed of Old Woman Creek. Estuaries and other coastal wetlands along Lake Erie have also been significantly altered in the quest for increased economic growth. Today, Ohio's shoreline is characterized by industrial,, residential, and commercial development. Only a few remnants of the once-extensive estuarine areas remain. The Old Woman Creek estuary is the best remaining upland-estuary along the Ohio shoreline, and as such has been designated as a national estuarine sanctuary. This area has been left undeveloped, and currently exists in a near natural condition. The impact of the proposed electric generating station on the water quality of Old Woman Creek and subsequently, the naturalness of the estuary, is unknown. The purpose of this study was to provide background or control data for future environmental impact studies. This study concentrated on selected chemical parameters of the water as well as both benthic and planktonic algal communities. Algae are perhaps the best biological indicators of a changing environment as they are the base of the food chain; therefores any changes in this group could have repercussions throughout the aquatic ecosystem. MATERIALS and METHODS Field sampling began in late March 1981 and continued through the end of July 1981. This time period encompassed both the Spring and Summer algal communities. Water samples for both chemical analysis and phytoplankton enumeration were collected at 11 sites in both the creek proper and estuary (fig.1&2, sites A to K). Benthic algal samples were collected at 9 sites: 5 epilithon sites in the creek proper (fig.1, sites F,G,I,J,K), and 4 epiphyton sites in the estuary (fig.2, sites 1 to 4). It was necessary to sample epiphyton (algae attached to aquatic plants) in the estuary and epilithon (algae attached to rocks) in the creek proper as rocks were not readily available in the estuary and there were no beds of aquatic macro- phytes in the creek proper. Samples for chemical analysis were collected in polyethylene bottles which had previously been rinsed with sample water. Dissolved oxygen levels, water temperature, and conductivity were determined electrometrically in the field at time of sample collection. PH and turbidity were determined electrometrically in the laboratory immediately upon return from sampling. Each sample was then filtered through GF/C filter paper to remove any suspended particles. Alkalinity, nitrite, orthophosphate (Ascorbic Acid method), silicate (Heteropoly Blue method), calcium and magnesium hardness (EDTA titration), sulfate (Turbidimetric method)v and chloride (Argentometric method) were determined using methods outlined in Standard Methods, 14th ed. Nitrate concentrations were measured using the Phenoldisulfonic Acid method (Standard methods, 12th ed.). Ammonia was determined using the proceedure described by zadorojny et.al. (1973). Total dissolved carbon was calculated with the graph and formula presented in Mackereth (1963). 2- Figure 1: Map of Old Woman Creek showing location of chemistry and plankton 0 sampling sites A, E - K, and epilithon sites F, G, It.Jt & K. I* 3 4- 'C63' Lake Erie 6, belle ... p lot# U QUING-ef-I., Miles . ............ . . Berlin Heights ----------------------------------- ------------- Huron Cou* 0 Figure 2: Map of Old Woman Creek Estuarine Sanctuary showing location 0 of chemistry and plankton sampling sites A - E and epiphyton sites 1 - 4. 14 0 141, Lake Erie A 1 B c Old Woman reek 2. * 0 3 D I' F Ohio - 0 ., t Unconcentrated liter water samples for phytoplankton enumeration were collected in conjunction with those for chemical analysis. The samples were transported in polythene bottles where they were poured into liter measuring cylinders. The phytoplankton were preserved and sedimented with Lugolls Iodine Solution. The phytoplankton in each liter sample were concentrated to a 10 milliliter slurry through sedimentation. A drop (.04 milliliter) was removed from the slurry, placed on a slide, covered with a coverslip, and then counted at either 750X or 48OX. The number of fields counted was dependent upon phytoplankton density. The maximum number of fields counted on any slide was 500. A minimum of 100 cells or colonies of the most common species was counted per sample. A rock was randomly selected for epilithon analysis at each site. The rock was carefully placed in a plastic bag for transportation to the laboratory, in order to minimize loss of algae. A known area of the rock's surface was scraped and then rinsed. The scrapings and washings were collected and then made up to a known volume. A portion was removed for diatom identification and enumeration while the remainder was preserved with Logol's Iodine Solution and set aside for counting. The proceedure for counting has been outlined above. Duplicate macrophyte stems were collected at each site for epiphyton analysis. Nelumbo lutea (Willd.) Pers stems were collected at three sites (fig. 2, sites 1,2,3). Stems of Nymphaea tuberosa Paine were collected at the last site (fig.2, site 4). The sampling proceedure involved removing the floating leaf. A plastic tube was slipped over the desired portion of the stem. The stem was cut at the base of the tube and then the tube and enclosed stem were capped. At the laboratory the stem was removed from the tube and the tube was then rinsed. The stem was carefully scraped and rinsed. The scrapings and washings were combined and then made up to a known volume. A portion was removed for diatom identification and enumeration while the.remainder was preserved with Lugol's Iodine Solution and set aside for counting. The counting proceedure has been outlined above. Permanent slides were prepared from each benthic algal sample for diatom identification and enumeration. Those portions set aside for diatom analysis were treated with a sulfuric acid-potassium dichromate- hydrogen peroxide mixture to clean the frustules. The three chemicals were added in the order given. The cleaned frustules were then allowed to settle to the bottom of the beaker. The supernatent was poured off and then distilled water was added. This decanting process was continued for a minimum of 6 days to remove the acid cleaning solution. One half of a .11iliter of the cleaned diatom slurry was spread onto a coverslip and allowed to dry. The coverslip was then mounted with Hyrax onto a microscope slide. The slide was then set aside for counting. The algae were identified according to Prescott (1962). Supplimental texts for algal identification included: Taft and Taft (1971), Fott (1968), Huber-Pestalozzi (1955, 1961), and Hustedt (1930, 1949, and 1939-1966). DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY AREA Old Woman Creek is but one of many small streams flowing into Lake Erie. The creek meanders 16 kilometers through portions of Huron and Erie counties before entering Lake Erie east of the city of Huron, Ohio. The entire watershed is small, encompassing approximately 80 square kilometers. The creek would be classified as a third order stream (Hynes, 1970). It has an elevation of 252 meters above sea level at its source and falls 78 meters to its mouth. The mouth is submerged and the estuarine portion of the creek extends 2.1 kilometers southward from the mouth. The location and size of the creek's mouth is continually modified by a shifting sand barrier beach. This beach frequently closes the mouth and isolates the creek from Lake Erie. The creek is shallow, often less than 0.5 meters in depth through most of its length; but it is never intermittent. Old Woman Creek occupies a valley partially filled with glacial till. This valley may have been the preglacial course of the Huron River (Marshall, 1977). The upper portions of the creek cut through the Berea Sandstone escarpment. The lower course of the creek has cut through glacial till and lacustrian deposits down to shale bedrock. Agriculture is the dominant industry of the watershed because of rich silt and sand loam soils and a prolonged growing season due to the proximity of Lake Erie. Agriculture has remained the major industry since the area was first settled in the early part of the nineteenth century. Berlin Heights (pop. 800) is the only urban area within the watershed. The sewage treatment plant of this town drains directly into the creek between sites I and J (fig 1). The estuary supports a large aquatic macrophy-te flora. There are extensive beds of Nelumbo lutea. Peltandra virginica (L.) Kunth, Polygonum coccineum, Muhl, and Nymphaea tubernq;; were also common. A comprehensive survey of the macrophytes of the estuary and surrounding uplands has been made by Marshall (1977). There were no aquatic macrophytes observed in the creek proper, with the exception of a small bed of Elodea canadensis (Michx.) Planchon at site K. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Physical Conditions of the Water Temperature- Water temperatures in Old Woman Creek varied from 4 C to 30 C during the 19 week study (fig. 3). Changes in water temperature were temporal, changing with time rather than spa�ial, changing from site to site on the same date. Heavy rainfall caused a temporary drop in water temperature, as was observed in mid-April and mid-June. maximum temperatures ocurred in early July. Temperature of the water then began to decline through the remainder of the study. Turbidity- Turbidity levels were generally higher in the estuary than in the creek7proper_-.(fig-*i4). This difference corresponds to differences in water flow and then to surface area/ depth ratio. In the upper reaches of the creek the water is flowing quickly enough to prevent the build-up of silt on the bottom. The flow rate in the estuary, however, diminishes and so permits the silt to precipitate out. The surface area/ depth ratio of the estuary is very large; therefore, any wind induced turbulence will resuspend the silt into the water column. Turbidity levels at all sites increased during periods of heavy rainfall due to increased silt run-off from the watershed, as was observed in mid-June. Chemical Conditions of the Water Dissolved Oxygen- oxygen saturation levels in the creek were generally around 100%, indicating equilibrium with the atmosphere (fig. 5). This is the normal state in all fast flowing creeks, except those which are heavily polluted (Hynes, 1970). The supersaturation levels recorded in mid-may resulted from high photosynthetic activity of the epilithon. oxygen levels in the estuary were lower, frequently below 90% saturation. Figure 3: Seasonal changes in Water Temperature from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isotherms are expressed as degrees Centigrade. 0 to Temperature OC 15 Apr CID 10 -15 15 -20 20 20 June 25 C30 2 5 20 Site A C D E G K -10 -10 5- @15 -15 -10 Apr I 15 Is---- -20- -21--- -20 June 21- 20 -2S -21 ) \\"., -25- 2 0 Is -25 21 --T II I Site 8 F Figure 4: Seasonal changes in Turbidity from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as NTU's. 0 I I Turbidity NTU 100 10 Apr 10 so 100 -50 10 50 June 50 10 -50 -50 --10 A c D E G K 10 10 100 50 __so SC so 10 so- -so @i@ -50 @100- 'I) so - -so r 10 10 so -50 -50 se 1/0 so L Sell B N 0 Figure 5: Seasonal changes in Dissolved Oxygen from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as % saturation. 0 12. - Dissolved Oxygen % saturation Apr 100 90 @90 _,)00 Ito so 100 June so 90 Cab no -IN so 50 A C D E G '90, Ito "1 9 90 C!@ -110 90 -90--- Ito-- ---go -to- 90 _96- 100 'IN 190 so CIE 90 If L 200 lot e Ito @,/ /I -So- 1 94 - I I r-91 8 F N These lower concentrations could be a result of the biological decomposition of the organic fraction of the silt as well as decreased photosynthetic activity resulting from increased turbidity (Dorris st.al.,1963). The 100% saturation levels recorded in late May corresponded to peaks in phytoplankton numbers. The very high supersaturation. (200%) recorded at site E was correlated with a bloom of Rhodomonas sp. Both the supersaturated conditions and the algal bloom were confined to the upper 25 centimeters of the water column. PH- The hydrogen ion concentration (pH) is dependent upon both biological activity and the CO -bicarbonate-carbonate system (Hutchinson, 1957). Old Woman Creek was slightly alkaline through the study, with pH levels ranging from 7.3 to 9.2 (fig. 6). PH levels were frequently higher at the mouth of the creek (site A) and at sites I and J. The higher levels at the mouth reflect the higher pH of Lake Erie (summer average 8.3-8.4). The high pH values at sites I and J can only partially be attributed to declines in CO levels caused by high photosynthetic activity. Further study is necessary to explain these higher pH values. The very high pH level at site D corresponded to the bloom of Rhodomonas sp.mentioned in the above paragraph. Total Dissolved Carbon- There was no discernible pattern in total dissolved carbon concentrations at old Woman Creek (fig. 7). The expected correlation between algal numbers (ij-- photosynthetic activity) and total dissolved carbon was not observed. Further study will be necessary to determine the factors influencing carbon concentrations in the water. Conductivity- Conductivity is a measure of all ions dissolved in the water and so is an indicator of the general nutrient status of the water. Conductivity levels were lower in the estuarine portions of the 0 Figure 6: Seasonal changes in pH from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 - 0 11 PH Apr M _L4 C___ 8.4 LO C-8.4--7) i4 U 7.6 LO June 8.4 9.4 -8.0) 8.4 &0 CIA 8.4 A c D E G -8.4-- -L4 -7.6 to -to- _U 16 SA __:D 8.4 U 7.6 7.6 is U U -8 .4:D U U F N 0 Figure 7: Seasonal changes in total Dissolved Carbon from 25 March to 29 July 0 1981. Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 0 95 Total Dissolved Carbon ppm 30 Apr 30 30- 30 20 30 40 30 ----------- June 3 0 ,40 -40 lio 30 A C D E G K 30 40 40 30- -a- 30 -311 30 - 30 30 Of c- -31- 39- _,30- 30 C40- US %N I--- 1-,- 401-- 40 40 @40 N 1% 30 -31- -31- 31 so 00 31 IF N creek than Old Woman Creek proper (fig. 8). This is a reflection of both the dilution of creek water with lake water, which has a lower conductivity value, and the cleansing of the creek water through sedimentation of the silt and nutrient uptake by the algae and aquatic macrophytes. These two factors are,additive, and so it is difficult to determine the relative importance of each. Orthophosphate- Orthophosphate concentrations were noticably lower in the estuary of Old Woman Creek than in the creek proper (fig. 9). The source of most of the orthophosphate in the creek would probably be through surface runoff, rather than from a point source (Baker and Kramer, 1973). The branch that would be directly affected by the proposed construction of the Erie 2 Power Plant had consistently lower concentrations than the other two branches. The decline in orthophosphate levels could be due to the mixing of lake and creek water. It is more probable, however, that the decline was caused by biological activity, primarily uptake by algae and aquatic macrophytes (Hutchinson, 1957). Silicate- Silicate concentrations in the estuarine waters were lower than those of Old Woman Creek proper from late April through the duration of the study (fig. 10). One of the branches of the creek (site F) consistently had high silicate levels. The major source of silicate is the dissolution of rock containing aluminosilicate compounds (Hutchinson, 1957). Groundwater is normally the source of this silicate rich water in freshwater systems (Wetzel, 1975). Silicate is normally removed from the water column through uptake by diatoms (Hutchinson, 1957). The low concentrations in the estuary corresponded to large diatom:populations in the estuarine phytoplankton, Lake Erie has a lower silicate concentration than does Old Woman Creek, so this decline in estuarine waters may also be linked 0 Figure 8: Seasonal changes in Conductivity from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as micromhos. 0 I 17 Conductivity ymhos 300 Apr 00 400 40'0 400 3' Soo !0 0) CAD 60D -400 00 June 510 500- 400 600 701 400 300 400 A C D E K Sa OU OU 4100 -500- -500 -400 - me- -400 -400 1-- -400- 400 400- 310 300 500 Soo 400 610 600 00 300 Soo Soo .oi Soo so @610 3 70V 711 701- lot No 711 0 500 B F N 0 Figure 9: Seasonal changes in Orthophosphate from 25 March to 29 July 1981. I* Isopleths are expressed as parts per billion. 0 it Orthophosphate ppb 5 10 10 100 -20 Apr 60 20 20 I 5 10 2 0 40 June 20 40 10 0 A 4c D E G K -10 -20 -20 0 6C 100 20- -60 ,2 c -20 0=,o 510 -20 -24- -20- 10 20 10 20 20 5 lo 5 C-220 8- 40 --6-8-480- 0 20 21 8-8402- -4N, 8120 2r5 -0Lo2 420 85'020 (58r 210 810 1220 81 is I 4-2814-- 28q0 B F H 0 Figure 10: Seasonal changes in Silicate from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 0 19 Silicate PPM Apr 0.1 2 June 2 A C 0 E K 2 2 2 4 2 C- 2 4C 2 IF to mixing of creek water with lake water. Nitrogen- The concentrations of the three inorganic nitrogen sources- nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia were measured during this study. The relative proportion of each of these compounds is primarily related to oxygen concentrations with high oxygen levels favoring nitrate and very low levels favoring ammonia (Mortimer, 1941-1942). In most lotic systems the presence of high nitrite and/or ammonia concentrations is indicative of pollution (Hynes, 1970). Nitrate concentrations showed little variation through the entire length of the creek during much of the study (fig.11). The drop in nitrate in the estuarine waters in May and June coincide with large phyto- plankton populations in the estuary. This supports the contention that nitrate is the prefered nitrogen source for the algae (Wetzel, 1975). Surface runoff from agricultural lands is a major source of nitrate (Hynes, 1970), as is shown by the marked increase in nitrate concentrations during mid-June when turbidity levels were high in the creek proper. Nitrite concentrations Also showed uniform spa-Eial distribution during most of the study (fig. 12). The marked increase in nitrite levels in mid-June corresponded to an increase in both nitrate concentrations and turbidity levels, and so would probably have also been caused by surface runoff from agricultural lands. A second increase in nitrite levels was recorded in late June and was correlated with a rise in ammonia concentrations. This increase may be due to a temporary point source pollution because the increase was confined to only one of the three branches (site H). Ammonia concentrations also showed little spa+ial variation during most of the study period (fig. 13). The increase in late June corresponded to an increase in nitrite concentrations and has been discussed above. 20 0 Figure 11: Seasonal changes in Nitrate from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 0 I ZI Nitrate ppm Apr C- =S June 04 oi A C D E K F 0 Figure 12: Seasonal changes in Nitrite from March 25 to July 29 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as parts per billion. I 0 2.1 N itrite ppb 50 cl-90-D Apr so so 50 so -200 150 100 June 100 150 we cc@D-O@=U@ so A c D E K 50 10- to -50 2-- -100 - -100- Ito %- -So- 5 0 so- 50 -IN -50- so _J -So- so -50 so I -lot- 210 - 20- 110 110- is$ :-Ioo IN- N so it B F N 0 Figure 13: Seasonal changes in Ammonia from March 25 to July 29 1981. Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 0 .7-3 Ammonia ppm Apr June C D E r-5- CL F Sulfate- Sulfate concentrations were lower in the estuarine portions of the creek than in the creek proper.(fig. 14). Levels were slightly higher during the first few weeks than during the remainder of the study period. The primary source of sulfate is rainfall (Hutchinson, 1957). It is possible that the high concentrations in early Spring were due to the melting of the last remnants of the winter snow and ice; but would appear unlikely as ice breakup was several weeks prior to the commencement of this study. The cause of lower sulfate concentrations in the estuary in comparison with the creek proper is also unknown, but may, in part, be due to the dilution of creek water with lake water. Chloride- Chloride levels also showed a slight decrease in the estuarine portions of the creek when compared to the creek proper (fig. 15). This may be due to the dilution of creek water with lake water. The high concentrations observed at site I were attributed to chlorination practices at the Berlin Heights sewage treatment plant which was located above the site. Chloride concentrations were slightly higher in the branch (site F) that would be directly affected by the Erie 2 Power Plant, Rainfall is considered to be the source of most natural chloride in a freshwater system (Hutchinson, 1957); but that would not explain the higher concentrati ons in the one branch. Calcium and Magnesium- Both calcium and magnesium concentrations were lower in the estuarine protions of the creek (figs. 16 &17). Dilution of creek water with lake water may hve been the cause of this. z q 0 Figure 14: Seasonal changes in Sulfate from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as parts p.ex-million. 0 Z.5 Sulfate PPM 100 Apr 60 iso so so so 60 ..of to go C-!!--D %_ so r-go June '40 _-D so .d 90 40 60 60 10 A C D E G I _N 100 120 to "o, 110 _100 60 so -80 -go- -to I-ol 60 6C 60- to so 40 60-- --so -to 40 -to- @81_ 60 -to - to $t_ o OU so 80 10, 60 41 B IF 0 Figure 15: Seasonal changes in Chloride from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 40 Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 0 Z4. Chloride PPM 60 Apr 40 -20 40 20 40 20 20 June 40 30 60 so 100 40 40 I ---- 60 A C D E G K -60- '11\ 40 60 -60- -60 -60- 40 60 -40 20 40 20 61 60 60 40 -40- 210 -40- C4 70:::: - 4 o),10 I rho 21 1/ so ,U c ------------ d6O 40P 40 6!. 60 of -61 IF v 6 0 Figure 16: Seasonal changes in Calcium Hardness from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 0 2- -f Calcium Hardness ppm 200 ISO 201' Ap ISO 200 zvU Ito June 210 so CL15 200 A C D E G K -2w -2od 2010 -200- -200 2E r-- -ISO- ISO ------ 150- Ito 200 200 100 210 ISO 210 200 2" 2" 10 M r 60 250 F I 0 Figure 17: Seasonal changes in Magnesium Hardness from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 Isopleths are expressed as parts per million. 7-8 Magnesium Hardness ppm 75- Apr cz@ so- so 2 57--- @l SOD 25 2 5 50 June so 25 so C75 2D 503 75 ".75-, A c D E G K 15 50 50- so so -51 25 so so C71- 25 50 -50- C-25 so - --so so -26 oo@ so i= r so 2 5=' 25 L7 @S c6l - -75 Algal Studies A total of 284 algal species and varieties were recorded during this study of Old Woman Creek (table 1). Diatoms (Division Chrysophyta, Sub-Division Bacillariophyceae) were numerically the most common group at all sites. Phytoplankton- The phytoplankton of the estuarine portion of old Woman Creek (fig.2, sites A1B,C) were significantly different from the phytoplankton of the creek proper (fig.1, sites F-K). The plankton of sites D and E (fig.2) were transitional between the other two populations. The estuarine phytoplankton was dominated by euplanktonic species. There were three peaks in population numbers during the 19 week study (figs. 18,19,20). The first peak in early April was dominated by pennate diatoms, primarily Nitzschia spp. and Synedra spp. This peak was most pronounced at the mouth (site A), but was barely evident at site C. There was a large peak at all three sites during May and a smaller secondary peak in early June. Unlike the first peak, this maximum was dominated by centric diatoms, Cyclotella spp. and Stephanodiscus spp. Cryptomonas erosa and Melosira distans were also very common at this time. In mid-June population numbers dropped to very low levels at all three sites, and remained low through the end of June. The peak in July was dominated by Melosira distans and Nitzschia spp..Cryptamonaa erosa and Euglena spp. were common during the month. The variation in peak height between sites was not unexpected. Plankton in standing water normally display a patchy distribution. This horizontal variation is often a function of wind and wind induced currents. The meteorological data necessary for determining the influence of wind on Table 1 Species Composition of the Phytoplankton and Selected Benthic Algal-Communities Division Cyanophyta Anabaena. circinis Rabenhorst Anabaena. spa Aphanizomanon flos-agua (L.) Ralfs Aphanocapsa delicatissima West & West Aphanocapsa elachistra West & West Calothrix spa Chroococcus dispersus (V.Keissler) Lemmermann Chroococcus minor (Kutz) Naegeli Chroococcus minutus (Kutz) Naegeli Gloeocapsa spa Lyngbya spa Merismopedia minima Beck Merismopedia tenuissima Lemmermann Oscillatoria Agardhii Gomont Oscillatoria limosa (Roth) C.A. Agardh Oscillatoria subbrevis Schmidle Oscillatoria tennuis C.A. Agardh Phormidium tenne (Menegh) Gomont Division Chlorophyta Actinastrum Hantzschii Lagerheim Ankistrodesmus convolutus Corda Ankistrodesmus faleatus (Corda) Ralfs Ankistrodesmus faleatus var mirabilis (West & West) West Carteria Klebsii (Dang) Dill Characium curvatum G.M. Smith Characium spa Chl.amydomonas globosa Snow Chlamydomonas spa Cladophora glomerata (L.) Kutzing Closterium aciculare T. West Cosmarium granatum de Brebisson Cosmarium spa Crucigenia fenestrata Schmidle Crucigenia quadrata Morren Crucigenia rectangularis (A.Braun).,.Gay Crucigenia tetrapedia (Kirch) West & West Dictyosphaerium pulchellum Wood Franceia Droescheri (Lemm) G.M. Smith Gloeocystis gigas (Kutz) Lagerheim, Gloeocystis vesiculosa Naegeli Golenkinia radiata (Chod.) Wille Kirchneriella lunaris (Kirch) Moebius Kirchneriella spa 30 TABLE 1 cont'd Lagerheimia ciliata (Lag.) Chodat Lagerheimia genevensis var subglobosa (Lemm) Chodat Lagerheimia, quadriseta (Lemm) G.M. Smith Micractinium pusillum Fresenius Microspora stagnorum (Kutz) Lagerheimia Mougeotia Spa Oedogonium Spa Oocystis lacustris Chodat Oocystis parva West & West Pandorina Spa Pediastrum Boryanum (Turp.) Meneghini Pediastrum duplex Meyen Pediastrum duplex_var clathratum (A.Braun) Lagerheim Pediastrum duplex var reticulatum Legerheim. Pediastrum simplex (Meyen) Lemmermann Pediastrum simplex var duodenarium (Bailey) Rabenhorst Pediastrum tetras (Ehr.) Ralfs Pediastrum tetras var tetraodon (Corda) Rabenhorst Phacotus spa Protococcus viridis C.A.Agardh Pteromonas angulosa Lemmermann Quadrigula closterioides (Bohlin) Printz Quadrigula lacustris (Chod.) G.M. Smith Scenedesmus abundans (Kirch) Chodat Scenedesmus acuminatus (Lag.) Chodat Scenedesmus acuminatus var minor G.M.Smith Scenedesmus armatus (Chod) G.M.Smith Scenedesmus bijuga (Turp.) Lagerheim Scenedesmus biLuga_var alternans (Reinsch) Hansgirg Scenedesmus denticulatus Lagerheim Scenedesmus dimorphus (Turp.) Kutzing Scenedesmus Lystrix Lagerheim Scenedesmus longus var-brevispina G,M.Smith Scenedesmus opoliensis P.Richter Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) de Brebisson Scenedesmus quadricauda var longispina (Chod.) G.M. Smith Scenedesmus serratus (Cord.) Bohlin Schroeder@a setigera, .. (Schroder) Lemmermann Selenastrum spa Sphaerellopsis spa Sphaerocystis Schroeteri Chodat Spirogyra spa Staurastrum gracile Ralfs Stigeoclonium spa Tetraedron caudatum (Corda) Hansgirg Tetraedron minimum - (A.Braun) Hansgirg Tetraedron regulare Kutzing Tetraedron trigonum var gracile (Reinsch) DeToni Tetrastrum glabrum (Roll) Ahlstr & Tiff Tetrastrum heteracanthum (Nordstedt) Chodat forma elegans Tetrastrum punctatum (Schmidle) Ahlstr & Tiff Tetrastrum staurogeniaeforme (Schroeder) Lemmermann Ulothrix tenerrima. (Kutz) 31 TABLE 1 cont'd Division Euglenophyta Ascoglena spa (vaginicola ?) Astasia spa Euglena acus Ehr. Euglena gracilis Klebs Euglena oxyuris Schmarda Euglena oxyuris var minor Deflandre Euglena spa Lepocinclis spa Phacus acuminatus Stokes Phacus Arnoldi Swirenko Phacus helikoides Pochmann Phacus pseudonordstedii Pochman Phacus spa Strombomonas gibberosa (Playf.) Deflandre Trachelomonas superba (Swir) Deflandre Trachelomonas varians Memm.) Deflandre Trachelomonas volvocina Ehr Trachelomonas Spa Division Chrysophyta - Sub-Division Xanthophyceae Dinobryon divergens Imhof Dinobryon spa (Tabellariae ?) Ophiocytium capitatum var longispinum (Moebius) Lemmermann Stipitococcus vasiformis Tiffany Division Chrysophyta Sub-Division Chrysophyceae Mallamonas acaroides Perty Synura uvella Ehr. Division Chrysophyta Sub-Division Bacillariophyceae Achnanthes hungarica (Grunt) Grunt Achnanthes lanceolata (Breb) Grun. Achnanthes lanceolata var dubia Grunt Achnanthes minutissima Kutz Actinocyclus normanii var'subsalsa (Juhl.-Dannf.) Hust. Amphora ovalis var pediculus (Kutz) V.H. Amphora perpusilla (Grun.) Grun Amphora submontana Hust. Asterionella formosa Hass. Caloneis amphisbaena (Bory) Cl. Caloneis bacillaris var thermalis (Grun.) A. Cl. Caloneis bacillum (Grun.) Cle Caloneis clevei (Lagerst.) Cl. Caloneis lewisii Patre Cocconeis placentula Ehr. Cocconeis placentula var euglypta (Ehre) Cl, Cocconeis placentula var lineata (Erh.) V.H. 3 TABLE 1 cont'd Cyclotella atomus Hust. Cyclotella comta Mr.) Kutz. Cyclotella meneghiniana Kutz. Cyclotella stelligera (Cl. and Grun.) V.H. Cymatopleura solea (Breb. and Godey) W. Sm. Cymbella minuta Hilse Cymbella minuta var silesiaca (Bleisch) Reim. Cymbella naviculiformis Auersw. Cymbella tumida, (Breb) V.H. Cymbella turgidula Grun. Cymbella ventricosa Ag. Diatoma tennue var elongatum Lyngb. Diatoma vulgare Bory Eunotia arcus var bidens Grun. Eunotia curvata (Kutz) Lagerst. Eunotia curvata var subarcuta Eunotia pectinalis var minor (Kutz) Rabh. Fragilaria capucina Desm. Fragilaria crotonensis Kitton Fragilaria vaucheriae (Kutz) Peters Fragilaria virescens Ralfs Gomphonema. acuminatum Ehr. Gomphonema affine Kutz. Gomphonema affine var elongatum Gomphonema affine var insigne (Greg) Andrews Gomphonema angustatum (Kutz.) Rabh. Gomphonema angustatum var sarcophogus (Greg*) Grun. Gomphonema gracile Ehr. Gomphonema. intricatum Kutz. Gomphonema olivaceum (Lyngh.) Kutz. Gomphonema parvulum (Kutz.) Kutz. Gomphonema subclavatum (Grun.) Grun. Gyrosigma scalproides (Rabh.) Cl. Hantzschia amphioxys Mr.) Grun. Melosira. ambigua (Grun.) O.Mull. Melosira binderana Kutz. Melosira. distans var alpigena Grun. Melosira varians Ag. Meridian circulare (Grev.) Ag Microsphona potamus Weber Navicula agnita Hust. Navicula atomus Mutz.) Grun. Navicula capitata Ehr. Navicula confervacea (Kutz) Grune Navicula contenta var biceps (Arn.) Grun. Navicula cryptocephala Kutz. Navicula cryptocephala var exilis Navicula elginensis (Greg,) Ralfs Navicula gregaria. Donk Navicula halophila var tenurostris Navicula heufleri var lept;ocephala (Breb.) Patr. Navicula hungarica var capitata (Ehr) Cl. Navicula lanceolata (Ag.) Kutz* 33 TABLE l.cont'd Navicula menisculus var upsaliensis Grun Navicula minima var pseudofossilis Navicula minusculoides Hust. Navicula mutica Kutz Navicula mutica var tropica- Hust. Navicula paucivisitata Patr. Navicula pelliculosa Hilse Navicula pupula Kutz Navicula pupula var rectangularis (Greg.) Cl. Navicula pygmaea Kutz Navicula radiosa Kutz Navicula radiosa var tenella (Breb) Cl. and Moll Navicula salinarum Grun. Navicula salinarum var intermedia (Grun.) Cl. Navicula schroeteri var escambia (Patr.) Navicula seminulum Grun. Navicula splendicula Van Landingham Navicula symmetrica Patr. Navicula tantula Hust. Navicula terminata Hust. Navicula tripunctata var schizonemoides (V.H.) Patr. Navicula tripunctata var tripunctata (O.F. Mull) Bory Navicula vaucheriae Peterson Navicula viridula (Kutz) Ehr. Nitzschia actinastroides (Lemm.) Van Goor Nitzschia acuminata (W. Sm.) Grun. Nitzschia, agnita Hust. Nitzschia amphibia (Grun.) Nitzschia augustata (W.Sm.) Grun. Nitzschia capitellata Hust. Nitzschia communis Rabh. Nitzschia dissipata var media Grun. Nitzschia filiformis (W. Sm.) Schutt Nitzschia fonticola Grun. Nitzschia frustulum (Kutz.) Grun. Nitzschia frustulum var perminuta Grun. Nitzschia frustulum var perpusilla (Rabh.) Grun. Nitzschia hungarica Grun. Nitzschia inconspicua Grun. Nitzschia kuetzingiana Hilse Nitzschia levidensis (W.Sme) Grun. Nitzschia linearis (Ag.) W. Sm. Nitzschia palea (Kutz) W. Sm. Nitzschia, parvula var terricola Lund Nitzschia philippinarum Hust. Nitzschia recta Hantz. Nitzschia romana Grun. Nitzschia sigmoidea (Nitz.) W.Sm. Nitzschia sinuata var tabellaria (Grun.) Grun. Nitzschia stricta Hust. Nitzschia subrostrata Hust. Nitzschia tarda Hust. Nitzschia tryblionella Hantz. 3,y TABLE 1 cont'd Pinnularia abaujensis var rostrata (Patr.) Patr. Pinnularia brebissonii (Kutz.) Rabh. Pinnularia brebissonii var diminuta (Grun.) Cl. Pinnularia microstauron (Ehr.) Cl. Pinnularia nodosa Mr.) W.Sm. Pinnularia stomatophora (Grun.) Cl. Pinnularia termitina Mr.) Patr. Plagiotropis lepidopter var proboscidea (Cl.) Reim. Rhoicosphenia curvata (Kutz.) Grun, Stauroneis anceps Phr. Stauroneis kriegeri Patr. Stauroneis phoenicenteron var gracilis (Ehr.) Hust. Stephanodiscus astraea (Ehr.) Grun. Stephanodiscus astraea var minutula Grun. Stephanodiscus hantzschii Grun. Stephanodi cus subtilis (Van Goor) A.Cl. Stephanodi cus tenuis Hust, ,Surirella angusta Kutz. Surirella ovata Kutz. Surirella avata var pinnata (W.Sm.) Rabh. Surirella turgida W.Sm. Synedra acus Kutz. Synedra fasiculata (Ag.) Kutz. Synedra fasiculata var truncata (Grev.) Patr. Synedra pulchella Ralfs Synedra pulchella var capitata Synedra rumpens var familiaris (Kutz.) Hust. Synedra ulna (Nitz.) Ehr. Synedra ulna var obtusa (W.Sm.) Grun. labellaria fenestrata (Lyngb.) Kutz. Thalassiosira fluviatilis Hust. Thalassiosira pseudonana Hasle and Heim. Division Cryptophyta Cryptomonas erosa Ehr. Cryptomonas erosa var reflexa Marsson Rhodomonas lacustris Pascher & Ruttner Rhodomonas spa Division Pyrrhophyta Ceratium hirundinella (O.F. Muell.) Dujardin Glenodinium spa Gymnodinium acidotum Nygaard Gymnodinium helveticum Penard Gymnodinium Spa Figure 18: Seasonal changes in population dentity of phytoplankton at site A from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-diatom fraction. 0 A 3- 2- C;@ W-4 x CL 0 CL I- I 2 0 Apr June 0 Figure 19: Seasonal changes in population density of phytoplankton at site B 0 from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-diatom fraction. 0 37 0 B 3- W 4-1 f f 2- 0 _c;T W-4 x CL I 0 AL I- 2 I I m 0 Apr June 0 Figure 20: Seasonal changes in population density of phytoplankton at site C from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 0 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-diatom fraction. 0 39 c 3- 2- C;P" 0 x C. 0 C6 I- I 2 Apr . June horizontal distribution of the plankton is not available. The large drop in the estuarine plankton populations in mid-June corresponded to high turbidity levels at all stations on the creek. As mentioned previously, high turbidity is indicative of high flow rates. This would suggest that the plankton in the estuary was flushed into Lake Erie. It is possible that other population crashes may have been the result of fliishing Also. Melosira binderana is a common Spring diatom in Lake Erie (Hohn, 1969). Although this algae was never a dominant species in Old Woman Creek, it was frequently observed at site A, the mouth. It was rarely recorded at any of the other estuarine sites and was never recorded above site D. This distributional pattern would suggest that this species is not normally found in the estuary, but rather is of lake origin. The two transitional sites (D&E) displayed varying degrees of creek and estuarine influence (figs. 21 and 22). The April and May estuarine plankton peaks were greatly reduced at site D and absent from site E. The dominant species in the abreviated peaks at site D And those in the estuarine phytoplankton were similar. Nitzschia spp. and Navicula spp. (benthic genus) were the most common algae during the first peak. The second two reduced peaks had the same dominant species observed in the estuary. During this same period, late March to mid-June, the plankton populations at site E were dominated by benthic diatoms that had apparently washed into the water column. The July peak at both the transitional sites was dominated by euplanktonic species. The peak at site D again was composed of estuarine species; Nitzschia spp., Melosira. distans, Cryptomonas erosa, and Rhodomonas sp. The reduced peak at site E was dominated by Rhodomonas.sp. and Euglena spp. 37 0 Figure 21: Seasonal changes in population density of phytoplankton at site D 40 from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-diatom fraction. 40 VO 0 D 3- 2- 0 C$ W-4 x 0. 0 CL I I- I 2 MOM 0 Apr June Figure 22: Seasonal changes in the population density of phytoplankton at sites E, F, & G from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-distom.fraction. 0 E 0-5- --- /-'/2@ F 0-5- 0 =S-- IL 0 CL G 0-5- I L-- A,- Apr Jun The planktonic community of the creek proper was dominated by pennate diatoms, primarily of benthic origin (figs. 22, site F & G; 23; and 24). Population numbers were very low. The only exception was at site H in early July when there was a prominent peak of Gymnodinium sp. and Cryptomona@ erosa. In late April at all creek sites there was a peak observed. This peak was comprised of benthic diatoms and occurred in conjunction with high turbidity levels. This would suggest that a heavy flow dislodged benthic diatoms and temporarily suspended them in the water column. Benthic Algae- The epiphy-ton of the estuary was significantly different from the epilithon of Old Woman Creek. This variation was probably not due to substrate dissimilarity (macrophyte vs. rock) as first would be expected because no epiphy-ton - epilithon substrate affinity has been recorded fr-an a temperate freshwater system (Klarer., 1973). many diatoms, in fact, are classified as periphytic (Lowe, 1974) and so would be found in'both epiphytic and epilithic communities. The heterogeneity between the two communities is probably related to differences in water quality between the estuary and the creek proper. The epiphyton sampling program began on 25 March at site 1, this being the only site that had dead Nelumbo stems left from the previous growing season (fig. 25). Sampling continued on these stems until mid-April when wind induced water turbulence destroyed the stems. The epiphyton on the dead stems was dominated by G2Mhonema olivaceum and Diatoma'elonqatum. In early April Stigeoclonium. sp. joined the other species as a co-dominant. Epiphyte sampling on the live macrophy-tes began after growth initiation of the host macrophytes. There was no distinct seasonal pattern in total population numbers during the sampling program (figs. 25, 26, 27, 28). However., the seasonal succession patterns were generally similar at all sites. Nitzschia spp. and Navicula spp. were the most abundant members of the qz 0 Figure 23: Seasonal changes in the population density of phytoplankton 0 at site H from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-diatom fraction. 0 IV 3 0 H 3- 2- 0 QN7 x IL 0 0. 2 I- I Apr June Figure 24: Seasonal changes in the population density of phytoplankton at sites I, J, & K from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the non-diatom fraction. 0 1 0.5- I i 0.5- 9 C;\ x AL 0 1 CL 0 m K 0.5- I kl--@ LAI Apr June I Figure 25: Seasonal changes in the Epiphyton at site 1 from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. Figure 26: Seasonal changes in the Epiphyton at site 2 from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. 0 Epiphyton I 46 . f 0 fm E _ E 4:; I x ft 0 CL 2 1 3 7 3 Apr June 0 Epiphyton 2 10- 0 V@ E 5- __E c. P "-I PC CL 0 CL 1 2 1 - 2 I I m Apr June A,@2 -, A@@ 0 Figure 27: Seasonal changes in the Epiphyton at site 3 from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diaton fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. 0 Epiphyton 3 10- 0 1 v%d E 5- _ E c), 1-4 m a 0 OL 2 2 1 3 m Apr June 0 I Figure 28: Seasonal changes in the Epiphyton at site 4 from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. 0 Epiphyton 4 10- is f I* O-j 5- E rm "1 **11 M. PC 06 0 m 1 2 3 - 2 Apr June epiphyton during May. Gomphonema. parvulum assumed dominance in June and shared dominance in July with Achnanthes spp. and Nitzschia spp. Stigeoclonium sp. and Phormidium sp. were also common during June and July. The epiphytic population at site 4 had a slightly different succession pattern during June than that outlined above. Melosira varians shared dominance with Gomphonema parvulum during this month and oedogonium sp. and Spyrogyra sp. replaced Stigeoclonium as the most common green algae. There was no distinct seasonal pattern in population numbers observed at the five epilithon sites (figs.29, 30, 31, 32, 33). A seasonal pattern in the algal succession, however, has emerged from this study. Gomphonema olivaceum dominated the epilithon in the early weeks of the study. During April with increasing water temperatures and light levels, Cladophor@ qlomerata and its epiphyton, primarily Rhoicosphenia curvata and Cocconeis placentula assumed dominance. (Many of the diatoms recorded in the epilith6n were technically epiphytes growing attached to Cladophora., e.g. Cocconeis placentula and Rhoicosphefiia curvata.).-. During June Achnafithbs-mihutissima and Nitzschia-spp. became very common and often assumed numerical dominance. Nitzschia spp., Achnanthes minutissima, and Navicula spp. were the most common species during the final month of the study. Numerically Cladophora qlomerata was never a major component of the epilithon, but was a dominant species in terms of biomass, due to the large relative cell size of this alga. The results of this study were presented in terms of counts instead of biomass, because biomass tends to overestimate the importance of the large celled algae and underestimate and even mask changes in the smaller algae (Klarer, 1973). The species composition of the epiphyton was significantly different from that of the epilithon through most of the study period. Only in Figure 29: Seasonal changes in the Epilithon at site F from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. so Epilithon F 0 3- 5-3 f 2- 0 d4 E _ ,E cm. "-I 04 CL a C6 1 - I Lo 1 2 --,\ I* Apr June Figure 30: Seasonal changes in the Epilithon at site G from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. EpilithonG 0 3- 2- 0 E -E =N bc IL 0 9L I- I 3 3 2 0 - .- mmmmmmmmE-- Apr June Figure 31: Seasonal changes in the Epilithon at site I from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. Epilithon I 0 3- 2- C@ E 0 _ _E W-4 x C6 0 96 I- I 2 2 2 0 Apr June Figure 32: Seasonal changes in the Epilithon at site i from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. C3 Epilithon J 0 3- 2- C@ 0 - E c2N.0 - l." x IL 0 CL I- I 2 0 Apr June Figure 33: Seasonal changes in the Epilithon at site K from 25 March to 29 July 1981. 1 is the diatom fraction; 2 is the green algal fraction; 3 is the blue-green algal fraction. Epilithon K 0 3- 2- E 0 _ E cm% .-I w CL 0 CL I- I 1 2 3 L /2 Apr June late March and early April, when Gomphonema. olivaceum was the dominant species in both communities, did the two communities have marked-timilarities. Cladophora glomerata was only reported in the creek proper. This distribution would correspond to reports by previous workers (Whitton, 1970), which stated that Cladophora was restricted to running water. The filamentous algae in the estuarine benthic communities, Stigeoclonium SP,,, Oedogonium sp., and Spyrogyra sp., have previously been reported in standing water (lake) systems. None of these species were reported in the creek proper. 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Stylodrilus heringianus; (Claparede) Phylum Arthropoda Class Crustacea - Order Amphipoda Hyalella azteca (Saussure) Class Insecta - Order Plecoptera Allocapnia recta (Claassen) Allocapnia vivapara (Claassen) Isoperla duplicata (Banks) Isoperla sp. Class Insecta - Order Ephemeroptera Caenis simulans (McDonnough) Ephermeralla sp. Heptagenia pulla (Clemens) Isonychia sicca (Walsh) Stenonema femoratum (Say) Class Insecta - Order Megaloptera Sialis sp. Class Insecta - Order Trichoptera Cheumatopsyche sp. Chimarra sp. Hydropsyche sp. Rycophila sp. Class Insecta - Order Coleoptera Donacia sp. Dytiscus sp. Elmidae sp. Helichus sp. Psephenus herricki (DeKay) 59 Class Insecta - Order Diptera Alabesmyia parajanta (Roback) Chaoborus spa Chironomus anthracinus group Chironomus decorus (johannsen) Chironomus riparus group Coelatanypus concinnsus (Coquillatt) Criptopus tremulus group Dictatendipes nervous (Staeger) Endochironomus nigrans (johannsen) Elyptotendipes loberiferus (Say) Labrundinia pilosilla (Loew) 'Ecrospecta polita (Malloch) Micrortendipes caelum (Townes) Orthocladius obumbrates (johannsen) Pentaneura spa Potthastia longimanus (Kieffer) Probezzia Spa Procladius subletti (Roback) Rheotanytarus exiguncus (Bause) Sympothastia spa Tanypus spa Tanytarsus glabrescens group Thienamannimaya group 60 NOAA COASTAL SERVICES CTR LIBRARY 3 6668 14111763 2