Monitoring the impact on biodiversity of a kayak chute constructed in a heavily urbanized section of the Great Miami River near Riverscape in in downtown Dayton, Ohio and an assessment of recreational safety based on levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the surrounding river water.

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Monitoring the impact on biodiversity of a kayak chute constructed in a heavily urbanized section of the Great Miami River near Riverscape in in downtown Dayton, Ohio and an assessment of recreational safety based on levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the surrounding river water.

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Our objective was to determine how aquatic life responded to the construction of a kayak chute in a heavily-urbanized corridor of the Great Miami River next to Riverscape in downtown Dayton, Ohio. We collected macroinvertebrate samples using sweep net, kick net, and artificial substrate sampling methods. Fish were sampled using electroshocking techniques. Macroinvertebrate samples were preserved in ethanol, sorted, identified, and counted in the lab. Fish were identified in the field and released. Data was also collected on levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the river near the kayak chute to assess recreational safety of kayakers using the feature.

Publication Date

4-24-2019

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Independent Research

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Jeffrey L Kavanaugh

Primary Advisor's Department

Biology

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Stander Symposium poster

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Presenters: John David Barnard, Samantha Jean Berkley, Maddi Elizabeth Conway, Audrey Allison Hayes, Emma Claire Hiltner, Madison Spooner Johnson, Suzanne L Lowes, Madeline Rebecca Norman, Emmett Justin Sheehan

Monitoring the impact on biodiversity of a kayak chute constructed in a heavily urbanized section of the Great Miami River near Riverscape in in downtown Dayton, Ohio and an assessment of recreational safety based on levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the surrounding river water.

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