Research by the DRSCW shows that chloride is a proximate stressor in the Upper DuPage and Salt Creek river systems. This means that it was one of the variables that best correlates with biodiversity of fish and macroinvertebrates.
About The DRSCW
The DRSCW (DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup) formed in 2005 in response to concerns about TMDLs (Total Maximum Daily Loads) being set for the East & West Branches of the DuPage River and Salt Creek. The DRSCW seeks to implement targeted watershed activities that resolve priority waterway problems efficiently and cost effectively.
The mission of the DRSCW is to bring together a diverse coalition of stakeholders to work together to preserve and enhance water quality and stream resource quality in the East Branch DuPage River, West Branch DuPage River, Salt Creek, and their tributaries.