Dry Run, a tributary of Cedar River in Black Hawk County, Iowa, furnishes an excellent unit for studying the ecology of a prairie stream. It is rather exceptional in that for a greater portion of the year a natural barrier is formed where the stream flows underground for the last two miles of its course. This study is concerned only with the west branch which joins a brook of similar size near the grounds of the Cedar Valley Fair Association. While this paper deals only with a description of the creek and the distribution of its fish inhabitants, it is the plan to submit subsequent articles dealing with other forms found.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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"An Ecological Study of Dry Run, a Typical Prairie Stream,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 26(1), 111-124.
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