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Poultry House density had a number of significant correlations to various periphyton and benthic invertebrate metrics and water quality.

As the # Of Poultry Houses per Sq. Mi. Increased

These metrics increased

These metrics decreased

Periphyton Dry Mass (0.79)

# EPT Taxa (-0.44)

Periphyton Ash Free Dry Mass (0.78)

Periphyton Chloro-a (0.77)

% Motile Diatoms (0.54)

Periphyton Autotrophic Index (0.54)

Diatom Diversity (0.48)

# Diatom Taxa (0.44)

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