Effects of Reservoir Operations on Fisheries
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The significance of reservoir operations on fisheries was studied over 2 years under the Natural Resources Research Program NRRP. Two major topics were addressed to 1 rapidly assess the recreational fisheries potential of reservoirs to support the Regional Recreation Demand Model RRDM and 2 evaluate effects of reservoir operations on fisheries. The goals were to define operations benefiting warmwater fisheries, identify important biotic and abiotic factors affecting fisheries, define the mechanisms by which operations affect fisheries, conduct a case study to validate operations benefiting fisheries, and provide guidance to resource managers on operations that could benefit fisheries within authorized project purposes. Unfortunately, most of these goals were not met because the work unit was terminated before a case study was conducted.
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