Assessing Impacts of Water Management on Reservoir Fish Reproductive Success in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa/ Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basins.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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The Tri-State Comprehensive Water Management Study is a joint effort by Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Army Engineer District, Mobile. The objective is to assess effects of current and proposed water-management strategies on various uses of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa ACT and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint ACF river basins. Our part of the study was to derive regression models for evaluating effects of water-resource alternatives on fish reproductive success, as indexed by catches of young fish in a variety of gears, in ACTACF impoundments. Our approach was similar to an analysis of fish-population responses in Missouri River reservoirs Ploskey et al. 1993. It involves using correlation and multiple-regression techniques and requires adequate historical hydrologic and fishery data.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Water Pollution and Control