Good morning from Gage 05538020 here on the Des Plaines River in Lock Channel in Illinois! I am located just downstream of the Brandon Road Lock in Joliet. I'm cooperatively funded by the @usgs Central Midwest Water Science Center and the @usacehq Chicago District as part of an Asian Carp control project. There have been Asian Carp testing in this channel by the @usacehq, @usfws, @illinoisdnr, and @usgs. The water quality data collected here is also used for habitat conditions for Asian Carp before, during, and after control method testing. There are also plenty of fish other than Asian Carp that swim past me like bluegills, catfish, and different species of bass. On the river of which I gage also resides the Des Plaines River Canoe & Kayak Marathon. This is the second oldest continual canoe race in the U.S.! #StreamgagesofInstagram #streamgage #sunrise #december #science #scicomm #earthscience #illinois #desplainesriver #water #lockchannell #usace #usfws #illinoisdnr #usace #kayak #canoe #fishing #fish #scicomm #science #water #usgs #geoscience #earthscience
Photo cred: Clayton Bosch, USGS

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