Technical Bulletin No. 0993: Long-Term Receiving Water Study Data Compendium: January 2008 to December 2008

In 1998, NCASI began a Long-Term Receiving Water Study (LTRWS) in four U.S. pulp and paper mill effluent receiving waters. Designed to extend more than 10 years, the objectives of the LTRWS are to evaluate spatial and temporal (season and year) patterns in the aquatic community at multiple sites relative to effluent discharge. This data compendium provides a synopsis of these parameters collected during 2008, and summarizes changes in monitoring procedures, frequency, or sample location. Keywords: bioassay, data summary, effluent, fish, Long-Term Receiving Water Study, macroinvertebrate, periphyton, water quality