Suzhou Creek Rehabilitation Project ECOLOGICAL STUDY 1998 Biological monitoring program
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- NIVA-rapport 
Suzhou Creek, flowing through the central parts of Shanghai, is heavy polluted by sewage, metals and organic micro pollutants. Due to the pollution, lower parts of the creek have virtually no life of fish or macro-invertebrates, and the other biological communities are totally disturbed. Even at upstream sections the flora and fauna suffer from pollution. During the last decade the contamination has been slightly reduced in the creek. A biological monitoring program was designed for the creek based on an ongoing physical/chemical monitoring and on a biological study presented in this report. Microorganisms, macro-invertebrates and fish, in addition to assessment of attached organisms, were recommended parameters for biological monitoring of Suzhou Creek.