Accession Number : ADA302426
Title : A Habitat Improvement Plan for the Big Sunflower River, Mississippi.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
Personal Author(s) : Miller, Andrew C.
PDF Url : ADA302426
Report Date : OCT 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 90
Abstract : Personnel of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently expressed concern over the effects of proposed maintenance dredging by the U.S. Army Engineer District, Vicksburg, on freshwater mussels (Family: Unionidae) and their habitat in the Big Sunflower River, Mississippi. Planned maintenance would consist of channel clearing, cleanout, enlargement, and maintenance. Because of these concerns, Vicksburg District personnel modified the original dredging plan to minimize damage to mussels and their habitat. In addition, a Habitat Improvement Team (members of the Team are listed in Table 1) was assembled to review recent findings on mussels, evaluate the effects of dredging, and develop a set of actions that would improve and maintain habitat in river reaches affected by maintenance. These actions would not replace a set of features developed specifically to improve fish habitat (Hoover and Killgore, in preparation).
Descriptors : *FRESH WATER, *HABITATS, *FISHERIES, *WILDLIFE, *DREDGING, *FISHES, MAINTENANCE, DAMAGE, MUSSELS, DREDGED MATERIALS, CHANNELS, CLEARANCES, MISSISSIPPI.
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE