Arundo donax
Arundo donax

Impact ID6558
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionArundo donax dominated riverine areas have warmer water temperatures that typically result in lower oxygen concentrations and lower diversity of aquatic animals. Other potential effects include increased pH in shallower sections of river because of higher algal photosynthetic activity. The higher pH facilitates conversion of ammonium to ammonia causing further water quality problems.
Great Lakes RegionNo
LocationSanta Anna River, Riverside County, California, USA

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/28/2024].

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