Verdigris River


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Ver·di·gris River

 (vûr′dĭ-grĭs)
A river, about 450 km (280 mi) long, of southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma flowing generally southward to the Arkansas River.
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Officials in Muskogee and Wagoner counties urged voluntary evacuations of low-lying areas along the Arkansas River, where water could be seen up to roofs, as well as along the rising Verdigris River.
This site is located along a sharp bend of the Verdigris River, Montgomery County, Kansas within an area prone to severe riverbank erosion and was approved for a streambank stabilization project pending an archeological survey.
The Verdigris River watershed originates in the tallgrass prairie eco-region and the majority of the upland vegetative cover is native grassland (United States Geological Survey, 2000).
It is of archeological and ecological interest to document species of mussels that were recovered at the hearth site and to compare relative abundance from this mussel midden with the mussel assemblage currently found in the Verdigris River. This information could be utilized to guide current management including re- introduction or population augmentation of rare mussel species.
To assess the modern mussel fauna, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks personnel sampled mussels in 2009-2010 at eight riffle-run sample sites along a 13.2 km reach of the Verdigris River. Sample sites (A-H) were distributed both upstream and downstream from the hearth site and are collectively referred to as the Verdigris River survey (Fig.
Mean relative abundance was calculated from the eight Verdigris River sample sites.
Verdigris River survey sites yielded 4567 live specimens.
In contrast, the Verdigris River survey had six species with a mean relative abundance >5%.
They were discovered growing in limestone canyons near Tulsa along the Verdigris River, a prairie stream and a seemingly unlikely locale for healthy, beautiful stands of sugar maple.
Historically, most mussel surveyors relied on qualitative methods (e.g., forking, brailing, dredging and groping searches) to sample unionid populations; however, as early as 1912, Isely (1924) quantitatively sampled unionids by collecting from 10 by 10 ft (9.3 [m.sup.2]) grids in the Verdigris River, Oklahoma.
An ecological study of the fishes of the Fall and Verdigris Rivers in Wilson and Montgomery Counties, Kansas, March 1954 to February 1955.