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
      Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE