Several stations of the Little Sioux River were sampled from the Minnesota headwaters to the confluence of Milford Creek. The river changes from intermittent, ponded headwaters to continuously flowing stretches with a concomitant shift in the fauna of increasing downstream diversity of species. While the study of only one summer is reported here, it is hoped that further studies on this and other rivers would be encouraged so that biologists will have a biotic baseline to follow future changes and hopefully to be the basis for suggested water quality control of the future.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Bovbjerg, Richard V.; Pearsall, Nancy L.; and Brackin, Michael L.
"A Preliminary faunal study of the upper Little Sioux River,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 77(1), 177-184.
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