Accession Number : ADA337395

Title :   Fish Passage Technologies: Protection at Hydropower Facilities

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA337395

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : The focus of this report is technologies for fish passage around hydropower generation facilities and protection against entrainment and turbine mortality. Emphasis is given to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-licensed hydropower projects where fish protection is a subject of controversy and congressional interest due to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA). Thus institutional issues related to FERC-relicensing are also discussed. (Major points of controversy are high-lighted in box 1.1)

Descriptors :   *FISHES, *DAMS, *ANIMAL MIGRATION, NATURAL RESOURCES, SITES, PROTECTION, TURBINES, MORTALITY RATE, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, WATERWAYS, HYDROELECTRICITY.

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE