An annual rapid bioassessment and physiochemical survey of Sager Creek in Northwest Arkansas was conducted. Sager Creek is a first to second order stream that flows through the city of Siloam Springs, AR. Invertebrate collections and water samples were collected at three different reaches, with the most downstream reach being below the effluent of the Siloam Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant. Benthic arthropods were collected, identified, and counted to produce a family-level biotic index and a family-level index of diversity. Statistical analysis revealed that these indices were significantly different for the effluent- influenced reach. However, this difference could not be correlated to any measured physiochemical parameter.
Wakefield, T. S.
"Water Quality Assessment of Sager Creek Utilizing Physiochemical Parameters and a Family-Level Biotic Index,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 67
, Article 25.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol67/iss1/25