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In cooperation with the Houston-Galveston Area Council
and the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
under the authorization of the Texas Clean Rivers Act

Fish, Benthic Macroinvertebrate, and Stream Habitat Data From the Houston-Galveston Area Council Service Area, Texas, 1997–98

By J. Bruce Moring, John C. Rosendale, Stephen P. Ansley, and Dexter W. Brown

U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 98–658


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Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Purpose and Scope

Description of Study Area

Site and Sampling Reach Selection

Fish Community Data

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Data

Stream Habitat Data

Field-Measured Data

References

Glossary

Figures

1.  
Map showing data-collection sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area

Tables

1.  
Data-collection sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area
2.  
Taxonomic classification of fish and counts for individual taxa for sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area
3.  
Fish community data for sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area
4.  
Taxonomic classification of benthic macroinvertebrates and counts for individual taxa for sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area
5.  
Benthic macroinvertebrate data for sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area
6.  
Physical habitat data for stream reaches at sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area

Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey collected fish, benthic macroinvertebrate, and stream habitat data at sampling sites in the Houston-Galveston Area Council service area, a 15-county area with a population of about 4.3 million people. The data were collected for a 1997–98 study in cooperation with the Houston-Galveston Area Council to provide data for the Texas Clean Rivers Program for watersheds near Houston, Texas. Fish community and stream habitat data were collected at all 56 sites selected, and benthic macroinvertebrate data were collected at 39 of the sites.

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