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Use of complex hydraulic variables to predict the distribution and density of unionids in a side channel of the Upper Mississippi River

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Use of complex hydraulic variables to predict the distribution and density of unionids in a side channel of the Upper Mississippi River; 2008; Article; Journal; Hydrobiologia; Steuer, J. J.; Newton, T. J.; Zigler, S. J.

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Previous attempts to predict the importance of abiotic and biotic factors to unionids in large rivers have been largely unsuccessful. Many simple physical habitat descriptors (e.g., current velocity, substrate particle size, and water depth) have limited ability to predict unionid density. However, more recent studies have found that complex hydraulic variables (e.g., shear velocity, boundary shear stress, and Reynolds number) may be more useful predictors of unionid density. We performed a retrospective analysis with unionid density, current velocity, and substrate particle size data from 1987 to 1988 in a 6-km reach of the Upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. We used these data to model simple and complex hydraulic [...]

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