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) : Ploskey, Gene R. ; Reinert, Thomas R.

PDF Url : ADA318110

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

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 ACT/ACF 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.

Descriptors :   *RIVERS, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *WATER RESOURCES, *FISHES, *REPRODUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MANAGEMENT, WATER, TOPOGRAPHY, NUTRIENTS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, SOILS, HISTORY, VEGETATION, FISHERIES, ALABAMA, BASINS(GEOGRAPHIC), GEARS, FLORIDA, RESERVOIRS, MISSOURI RIVER, GEORGIA.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE