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Modeling the Effect of Flow and Sediment Transport on White Sturgeon Spawning Habitat in the Kootenai River, Idaho

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2010

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McDonald, R., Nelson, J., Paragamian, V., and Barton, G., 2010, Modeling the Effect of Flow and Sediment Transport on White Sturgeon Spawning Habitat in the Kootenai River, Idaho: Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, v. 136, iss. 12, p. 1077-1092.

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Kootenai River white sturgeon spawn in an 18-km reach of the Kootenai River, Id. Since completion of Libby Dam upstream from the spawning reach in 1972, 1974 is the only year with documented significant recruitment of juvenile fish. Where successful in other rivers, white sturgeon spawn over clean coarse material of gravel size or larger. The channel substrate in the current (2008) 18-km spawning reach is composed primarily of sand and some buried gravel; within a few kilometers upstream there is an extended reach of clean gravel, cobble, and bedrock. We used a quasi-three-dimensional flow and sediment-transport model along with the locations of collected sturgeon eggs as a proxy for spawning location from 1994 to 2002 to gain insight [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Thu Apr 18 08:50:44 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Environmental Fluid Dynamics.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3395">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216bae4b04b508bfd3395</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000283

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