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Improving Rock Ramp Fishways for Small-Bodied Plains Fishes

Dates

Start Date
2013-10
End Date
2015-09-30

Summary

River systems in the Great Plains region are heavily fragmented by potential instream barriers to movement such as low-head diversion dams. The longitudinal connectivity of these systems can be restored with the use of fish passage structures that are designed to allow passage of native fishes, but data on appropriate design requirements are lacking. The proposed project will measure the passage success of 3 species of Great Plains fishes (1 darter, 1 minnow, and 1 catfish in the madtom group) as function of rock ramp fishway slope and sinuosity, two of the key design parameters for an effective fishway. The project will use a model fishway with variable slope and sinuosity and integrated PIT tag antennas to monitor fish movements [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Christopher Myrick
Co-Investigator :
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Funding Agency :
Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Lead Organization :
Colorado State University

Purpose

The project will measure the passage success of 3 species of Great Plains fishes (1 darter, 1 minnow, and 1 catfish in the madtom group) as function of rock ramp fishway slope and sinuosity, two of the key design parameters for an effective fishway.

Project Extension

projectStatusIn Progress
projectProducts
productDescriptionReport and database
statusExpected

Budget Extension

totalFunds271169.0
annualBudgets
year2013
totalFunds271169.0

Communities

  • Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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