WREC

Current and Historic Reports

Reports and data links are available below in general categories. These include Geology; Groundwater, Surface Water and Stormwater; Planning; and Water Quality. Additional reports and data will be added as they become available.

Geology

History of Wea Creek. McBeth. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 1901

Isles of the Wabash. Smith. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 15.1. 2008

Post-glacial deltas of the Region of the Great Bend of the Wabash River. Richardson and West. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 1977

The Development of the Wabash Drainage System and the Recession of the Ice Sheet. McBeth. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 1901

The Lovers Leap section and related observations of multiple and cross-cutting glacial drifts in the Great Bend area, Indiana. Bleuer and Shaver. 1987

The physical geography of the Region of the Great Bend of the Wabash River. McBeth. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 1901

Wabash River Terraces in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. McBeth. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 1901

Groundwater, Surface Water and Stormwater

Effects of Climate Change on the Wabash River Basin. Rao and Al-Wagdany. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 121:2. 1995

Groundwater resources of Fountain County. USGS. 1965

Groundwater resources of Tippecanoe County. USGS. 1958

Hydrology of the Lafayette (Teays) Bedrock Valley System, North Central Indiana. Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Bruns and Steen. 2003

Wabash River Analysis: Phase I, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 2007

Water Resources of Warren County, Indiana. Frankenberger and Carroll. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. WAT-9.

´╗┐Purdue University Campus Wide Sustainable Stormwater Modification Design. Meliora Environmental Design & Andropogon Associates with Element Engineering and Ingenuity Management and Consulting. 2009

Chapter 1       Chapter 2     Chapter 3     Chapter 4      Chapter 5      Chapter 6

Planning

Lafayette, Central Wabash, Tippecanoe County, Indiana Section 905(b) (WRDA 86) Analysis

Master Plan for the Wabash River Greenway, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation and Wallace, Roberts and Todd, 2010

Purdue University Sustainability Strategic Plan: New Synergies. 2008

RiverVision: Community Forum on the Future of the Wabash River Corridor in Tippecanoe County. Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. 2007

Tippecanoe County Comprehensive Plan. Area Plan Commission. 1981

Tippecanoe Soil and Water Conservation District Master Plan, 2005-2010.

Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission Master Plan. 2004

Two Cities, One River: Master Plan for the Wabash River Urban Corridor Wabash River Enhancement Corporation and Wallace, Roberts and Todd, 2011

Region of the Great Bend of the Wabash River Watershed Management Plan, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, 2011.

Part 1       Part 2     Part 3

Water Quality

1999 Watershed Monitoring Program Study of the Kankakee River and Lower Wabash River Basins. IDEM. 2001

1999 Paired Site Study Lower Wabash River Basin, Indiana. IDEM. 2001

An Annotated List of the Aquatic Insects Collected in 2004 in the Wabash River Watershed, Indiana. McMurry and Newhouse. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 115:2. 2006

Biodiversity of Fishes of the Wabash River: Status, Indicators and Treats. Simon. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 115:2. 2006

Changes in the Conditions of the Wabash River Drainage, 1990-2004. Sobat, Morris, and Stephen. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 115:2. 2006

Concentrations of Escherichia coli in Streams in the Kankakee and Lower Wabash River Watersheds in Indiana, June-September 1999. Silcox, Robinson, and Willoughby. 2001

Current Status of Freshwater Mussels (Order Unionoida) in the Wabash River Drainage of Indiana. Fisher. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 115:2. 2006

Development, Calibration, and Validation of an index of biotic integrity for the Wabash River. Simon. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 115:2. 2006

Development of Index of Biotic Integrity Expectations for the Wabash River. USEPA 905-R-95-005. 1998

Development and Evaluation of Ecosystem Indicators for Urbanizing Midwestern Watersheds. Final Star Grant Report. Spacie, Harbour, Hondzo, and Engel. 2001.

Effects of Urbanization on Habitats and Fish Communities of Midwestern Headwater Streams. PhD Thesis. Rich. 2003

Elliot Ditch/Wea Creek Sediment Site Preliminary Ecological Risk Assessment. Memo from David Brauner, Ecologist to Jan Pels, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency dated 20 July 2001

Factors Affecting Survival and Recruitment of Unionid Mussels in Small Midwestern Streams. PhD Thesis. Myers-Kinzie. 1998

Hydrological Variation and Fish Assemblage Structure in the Middle Wabash River. Pyron and Lauer. Hydrobiologia 525. 2004

Indian-Pine Pilot Watershed Project Final Report. Parker. 1999

Integrated Assessment Report (PASI Equivalent) for Elliott Ditch/Wea Creek Sediment Site, Lafayette, Indiana, Tippecanoe County. Indiana Department of Environmental Management. 2000

Occurrence and Distribution of Freshwater Mussels in Small Streams of Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Myers-Kinzie, Wente, and Spacie. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science. 2001

Population Characteristics of Shovelnose Sturgeon in the Upper Wabash River, Indiana. Kennedy, Daugherty, and Sutton. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27. 2007

Rapid bioassessment of combined sewer overflow impacts, Wabash River, Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Commonwealth Biomonitoring. 2009

Relations of Principle Components Analysis Site Scores to Algal-Biomass, Habitat, Basin-Characteristics, Nutrient, and Biological-Community Data in the Upper Wabash River Basin, 2003. USGS 2007-5231. 2007

Spatial-Scale Effects on Relative Importance of Physical Habitat Predictors of Stream Health. Frimpong,  Sutton, Engel, and Simon. Environmental Management 36(6). 2005

Stream Reach Characterization and Evaluation Report, Wabash River, West Lafayette, Indiana. Commonwealth Biomonitoring. 2000

Stream Temperature Dynamics in Upland Agricultural Watersheds. Younus, Hondzo, and Engel. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 2000

The Wabash River Ecosystem II. A report for PSI-Energy and Eli Lilly and Company. Gammon. 1995

Wabash River 1999 Fish Community, Aquatic Habitat, and Public Access Survey, Fish Management Report 1999. Stefanavage, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 2008.

Wabash River Catfish Population Demographics and Management Implications. Columbo, Garvey, and Heidinger. Southern Illinois University. 2005

Wabash River Nutrient and Pathogen TMDL Development, Final Report. Tetra Tech. 2006

An Assessment of Threats to the Biological Condition of the Wabash River Aquatic Ecosystem of Indiana, Armitage, B.J. and E.T. Rankin for The Nature Conservancy, 2009

Technical Report       Public Report