Another useful water quality biomonitoring tool is the sampling of benthic macroinvertebrates, or benthos. 

benthic macroinvertibrate sampling in cedar grove
Benthic Macroinvertebrate sampling

Aquatic benthic macroinvertebrate species richness and overall biomass, as well as the presence of taxa tolerant or intolerant of degradation, can illustrate the relative quality of surface waters.  We maintain an array of sampling equipment and customize benthic macroinvertebrate studies to establish baseline conditions and monitor for changes over time.  

Three Oaks Engineering is experienced with appropriate benthic macroinvertebrate sampling protocols as part of stream monitoring programs and for determination of stream restoration success.

benthic macroinvertibrate sampling equipment
Benthic Macroinvertebrate sampling equipment