Benthic invertebrates are commonly used as indicators in the evaluation of impacts to stream ecology and entire watersheds from a variety of point and non point pollution sources. Since many aquatic species have a life span in water of approximately a year, they provide an indication of water quality conditions over that period.
Beatty, Julia; McDonald, Les; Westcott, Fay; Perrin, Chris. 2006. Guidelines for Sampling Benthic Invertebrates in British Columbia Streams
Topic: Water Quality
Keywords: Kootenay Region, benthic invertebrates, water quality, sampling
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