Accession Number : AD1031650

Title :   A Method for Simulating Sedimentation of Fish Eggs to Generate Biological Effects Data for Assessing Dredging Impacts

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Vicksburg United States

Personal Author(s) : Wilkens,Justin L ; Suedel,Burton C

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Report Date : 01 Mar 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The purpose of this technical note is to describe a methodology for generating and evaluating the effects of sedimentation caused by dredging on aquatic species, including the effects of burial on emergence of fish larvae from eggs. This methodology has wide applicability for evaluating sedimentation originating from dredging activities, as well as other causes of sedimentation (e.g., agricultural practices, storm events, tidal flows).

Descriptors :   dredging , grain size , sediments , fisheries , fish , water quality , sedimentation , experimental design , laboratory equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE