Fox River Watershed Investigation - Publication Details
Pilot Study: Riffle-Pool Geometry below Algonquin and Aquatic Habitat Assessment
McConkey, S.A., R.S. Larson, and K.P. singh, 1992, ISWS CR 542
Report Type: fulltext Format: Paper Copy
The purpose of the study was to provide basic information needed to define the nature of the bed and channel forms, which have evolved along the Fox River, and the habitat provided in terms of the flow parameters. The investigation focused on the collection of field-measured widths, depths, and velocities along selected reaches of the Fox River between Algonquin and serena. Of particular interest was the study of naturally forming shallow and deep areas (riffles and pools), both in backwater pool reas above in-channel dams and in areas not affected by teh backwater. The study provides a comparison of channel forms and flow characteristics in segments of the river subject to differing controls, both natural and artificial. The availability of suitable aquatic habitat provided by these diverse conditions was determined for measured flows using an Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM) developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Model Name: Instream Flow Incremental Methodology
Model Types: Hydraulic