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Fish species composition before and after construction of a main stem reservoir on the White River, Colorado

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Melissa A Trammell, Thomas E Chart, John G Wullschleger, Eric P Bergersen, and Patrick J Martinez, Fish species composition before and after construction of a main stem reservoir on the White River, Colorado: .

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The completion in the fall of 1984 of Taylor Draw Dam on the White River, Colorado, formed Kenney Reservoir — thus impounding the last significant free-flowing tributary in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Fishes were sampled above and below the dam axis prior to closure of the dam and in the reservoir and river downstream following impoundment. While immediate effects of the dam to the ichthyofauna included blockage of upstream migration to 80 km of documented range for endangered Colorado squawfish, the reservoir also proved to have profound delayed effects on the river''s species composition. Pre-impoundment investigations in 1983–1984 showed strong domination by native species above, within, and below the reservoir basin. By [...]

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