Paper No. 6-4
Presentation Time: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
THE EFFECTS OF LAND USE PRACTICES ON TUMBLING CREEK CAVE IN TANEY COUNTY, MISSOURI
NEILL, Holly D, GGP/Biology, Southwest Missouri State University, 901 S. Avenue, Springfield, MO 65804, hdm924s@smsu.edu.

In this study the effect of current and historical land use effects on water quality and sediment contaminant levels are examined. The study site is composed of Tumbling Creek Cave, Tumbling Creek recharge area, and surface streams and watersheds linked to the cave system. Water samples are collected bi-monthly to look at seasonal and storm event variations. This cave is of specific interest because of the rich diversity of cave fauna that occurs. A species of concern is the tumbling creek snail (Antrobia culveri) that is an endemic, endangered species. The tumbling creek snail has endured a rapidly declining population within the last twenty years. This study will contribute to create a better understanding of the range of values and variability in water quality and sediment contaminant levels that may pose threat to the rich diversity of this amazing ecosystem.

North-Central Section - 37th Annual Meeting (March 2425, 2003)
General Information for this Meeting
Session No. 6--Booth# 10
Hydrogeologic Problems in the Midwestern U.S. (Posters)
Kansas City Airport Hilton: Shawnee A
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Monday, March 24, 2003
 

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