Freshwater Macroinvertebrates taxa collected from River Rwizi in south-western Uganda in the dry and wet seasons in 2017, supplement to: Atwebembeire, Jeninah; Andama, Morgan; Bazira, Joel; Lejju, Julius Bunny; Tumusiime, Julius; Wangalwa, Raphael; Yatuha, Jane (2019): The biological integrity of streams and channels draining into the Rwizi River system in Western Uganda. East African Journal Of Science, Technology and Innovation, 1(1)

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Rwizi river, a major contributor to the waters of L. Victoria, is an important freshwater reserve and supports a large and rapidly growing population in Western Uganda. Though it is referred to as a life-line river, it is greatly disturbed by human activities but scanty information exists on extent of damage the river faces. A comprehensive study was made using biological and and physico-chemical aspects of the water to assess water quality along the river system. These data are for benthic macroinvertebrates of the Rwizi system from 21 sites sampled for six months, three in the wet season and three in the dry season. The data sheet contains the date of data collection, site name, season (wet or dry), macroinvertebrate orders and abundances under each macroinvertebrate family collected using the kick-sampling method. This data was used to compute diversity indices and to assess impact of human activity on water quality in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. The Bioassessment used was The Tanzania River Scoring System (TARISS) and classification of taxa was to the require level of classification (Baetidae and hydropsychidae further classification is not included here).

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.900698
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.37425/eajsti.v1i1.65
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.900698
Provenance
Creator Atwebembeire, Jeninah; Andama, Morgan; Bazira, Joel; Lejju, Julius Bunny; Tumusiime, Julius; Wangalwa, Raphael; Yatuha, Jane
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 2620 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (30.289W, -0.622S, 30.725E, -0.336N); Africa, Uganda
Temporal Coverage Begin 2017-03-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2017-08-23T00:00:00Z