In order to establish baseline data adjunct to the research and development of soil conservation practices for sediment reduction in the Maumee River and Lake Erie, the aquatic macroinvertebrates of Black Creek and adjacent areas in northeastern Indiana were studied from 1974-1975. A total of 90 species of Insecta and Crustacea were taken, 69 from Black Creek. Species diversity indices ranged from 1.04 to 2.75 in two downstream locations and were generally reflective of stressed conditions related to channelization and sedimentation from the agrarian drainage area. Benthic species from the adjacent Maumee River potentially contribute in part to population maintenance in Black Creek.
McCafferty, W. P.
"Pre-Management Assessment of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates in a Small, Sedimentary Drainage Area of the Maumee and Lake Erie Basin,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol11/iss1/4