Upper Mississippi River, aquatic plants, Keokuk Pool, Navigation Pool 19, vascular flora
Submersed and emergent plants were studied on the lower 42 km of Keokuk Pool (Navigation Pool 19), Upper Mississippi River in 1977. Aquatic plants occurred on a total of 1340 ha. These plants varied in coverage but when aggregated totaled 567 ha, the remainder of the 1340 ha being open water interspersion areas. Submersed species composed 55% of the aquatic plants and emergent species totaled 45 %. Dominant submersed species were Heteranthera dubia, Potamogeton pectinatus, Ceratophyllum demersum and Vallisneria americana. The emergent species documented were Nelumbo lutea and Sagittaria sp. Five major areas of aquatic plant development occurred in the study area, comprising 79.8% of the total aquatic plant area. The areal coverage of aquatic plants in Keokuk Pool increased in 1977, relative to earlier years, presumably because of increased water stability and clarity.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1985 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Steffeck, Donald W.; Paveglio, Fred L.; and Korschgen, Carl E.
"Distribution of Aquatic Plants in Keokuk Pool (Navigation Pool 19) of the Upper Mississippi River,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 92(3), 111-114.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol92/iss3/8