The Monteverde Cheese Factory (La Lecheria or Productores Monteverde) used the stream Quebrada Guacimal as a dumping site for organic wastes (soda washes and whey from making cheese) from 1983-1993. Despite the termination of waste deposition, prior studies in 1995, 2001, and 2009 show persistent differences in invertebrate community structure. This study uses biomonitoring of aquatic invertebrates to assess long-term stream recovery.
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- Background and Methods