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This data describes the use of hot water, chlorine, and ozone as a potential lock treatment to prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) during boat transfers. Laboratory exposures where conducted to determine combinations of time, temperature, and chlorine or dissolved ozone induced complete morality to select AIS. Induced mortality from exposure to these variables are provided in this data set. This data set is closely related to toxicity data.
The spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin by way of the Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) is a pressing concern to resource managers in the Midwest region. Augmenting this spread are watercrafts traveling though the CAWS locks and dams. AIS are able to attach to boat hulls, equipment, or are present in the surrounding water during lock transfers. It has been proposed that chemically treating boats during lock transfers would be an effective way to reduce the spread of AIS. Of a range of treatments identified as candidates to do this, hot water and dissolved ozone ranked high as effective treatments causing the least amount of environmental impact. This study...