Coal Mine Baseline Stream Assessment

Project Description

Northwater performed a baseline condition stream assessment to support permitting for a coal mine in west-central Illinois. The baseline stream assessment and survey encompassed water quality analysis for various parameters, fish sampling and identification, macro-invertebrate sampling and identification, and physical habitat characterization.

The project also included facilitation with the regulatory agency (IEPA), development of a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and detailed reporting. It was completed within a critical timeframe despite several storms that delayed the progress of the stream sampling; it was completed on time and within budget.

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