Macroinvertebrate Taxa Viewer - Demonstration
A demonstration video on how to use the PA DEP macroinvertebrate taxa viewer and access water quality and macroinvertebrate and other data across PA. Macroinvertebrates are used throughout the world as indicators of water quality. Macroinvertebrate community assessments are efficient and powerful because they offer the ability to assess short-term and long-term, cumulative effects of many ecosystem stressors, including both chemical and physical factors. To address the complexities of different types of streams and the macroinvertebrate communities that may prefer certain physical or chemical features, DEP has created three unique macroinvertebrate collection methods.