May 17, 2021

Collaborative Effort to Assess the White River Wraps Up

2020 White River Mainstem Project - 2020 White River Mainstem Project

2020 White River Mainstem Project

2020 White River Mainstem Project

A water quality and biological conditions assessment on the White River has wrapped up its year-long study.

The 2020 White River Mainstem Project was a joint effort between the Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Muncie Sanitary District’s Bureau of Water Quality.

Fisheries Biologist Drew Holloway said the biological condition of the river is excellent, based on the sampling of 62 sites.

“We had five that were excellent,18 sites that scored in the good range and 30 that scored in the fair range. Well over half of our sites were doing well biologically for fish," Holloway said.

This is the first-time multiple agencies worked together to sample the full length of a river in Indiana.

The White River Mainstem Project finding can be found on the IDEM website.

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