Accession Number:

ADA318110

Title:

Assessing Impacts of Water Management on Reservoir Fish Reproductive Success in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa/ Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basins.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE