Accession Number : ADP001784

Title :   State and Other Federal Field Operations Studies: Efficacy Evaluation of Hybrid Grass Carp on Irrigation Canals,

Corporate Author : BUREAU OF RECLAMATION DENVER CO

Personal Author(s) : Otto,N. Eugene

Report Date : JUN 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : In 1980, the Bureau of Reclamation's Division of Research, in a cooperative agreement, between the Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Coachella Valley Water Users Organization, Imperial Irrigation District of California, and three State of California agencies, initiated a study with hybrid grass carp to evaluate their effectiveness in controlling aquatic weeds in test canals and their effects on the aquatic environment. The Division of Research staff's responsibility in these studies was to determine the effectiveness of the hybrid fish in controlling aquatic vegetation. The summary of progress made during the 3-year study is presented herein. The other cooperators were responsible for development of fish handling and management techniques and determining effects on aquatic environment (reported elsewhere).

Descriptors :   *Aquatic plants, *Biological weed control, *Osteichthyes, Symposia, Aquatic weeds, Ecosystems, Hybridization, Control, Test methods, Biodeterioration, Management, Test and evaluation, Canals, Irrigation systems, Field tests

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE