Tuttle Creek Reservoir is on the Big Blue River and has a surface area of approximately 50 [km.sup.2] and maximum depth of approximately 15 m.
Sections of the Big Blue River and its tributaries inundated by Tuttle Creek Reservoir have lost a fraction of their historic assemblages, as evidenced by lower cumulative species richness and changes in species composition compared to streams of the Lower Kansas drainage basin.
Canfield and Wiebe (1931) reported the "butterfly mussel", the common name for Ellipsaria lineolata (Rafinesque, 1820), from the Big Blue River at Crete, Nebraska during a fisheries survey of the river.
The Big Blue River was named for the blue color of some of its deeper pools (Andreas, 1882).
BIG BLUE RIVER
: Shelby: 2000: BEF00157; BEF00158, Johnson: 1996: BEF96147; 2002: IDEM 02542; 2003: BEF03101.
Local Nebraska newspaper the Grand Island Independent recently reported that state officials last week searched the facilities of Hastings, NE-based Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc., which is under suspicion for illegally dumping wastewater into the Big Blue River
on the banks of the Big Blue River
. The 90-acre camp of woodlands and prairie was the backdrop for a unique event - the Camp Jamboree, an acoustic music festival to benefit the camp and Nebraskans with disabilities.
In the Big Blue River
basin, the streams are quite turbid and here they use rock riffles.
The property is bordered on the north by County Road (CR) 250 N to the east of State Road 103 and by the hypothetical extension of CR 250 N west of SR 103 to the Blue River; on the west by the Big Blue River
; on the southwest by the Little Blue River and an abandoned railroad right-to-way which forms an inverted "V," and on the southeast by CR 150 North; and on the southern two-thirds of the east side by Hillsboro Road (Fig.
A survey of 96 locales in the Big Blue River
and its minor tributaries supplemented by museum vouchers documented the presence or former presence of 25 native unionid mollusk species and one introduced bivalve.
The Little Blue originates in Adams County, Nebraska, and flows 396 km in a generally east southeasterly direction to its confluence with the Big Blue River
above Blue Rapids, Kansas (Fig.