Nutrient Criteria Slide Show            Slide 29

In 2000, Cacapon Institute, Shepherd College’s Institute of Environmental Studies  and the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection joined in a cooperative pilot study designed to assess the relationships between nutrients, periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates, and land-use in the Lost and North Rivers.  Periphyton is the film of life found on rocks in the river, consisting mostly of various kinds of algae (such as diatoms).

The following slides present the results of correlation analyses on periphyton, benthic macroinvertebrates, nutrient and land use variables.  

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