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Development of a Rapid Assessment Protocol for Aquatic Passability of Tidally Influenced Road-Stream Crossings

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Creation
2017-08-18 11:37:00
Last Update
2017-08-23 12:05:51
Start Date
2016-02-05
End Date
2017-07-31

Citation

Scott Jackson(Principal Investigator), Adrian Jordaan(Co-Investigator), Allison Roy(Co-Investigator), Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership(Cooperator/Partner), The Nature Conservancy(Cooperator/Partner), New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services(Cooperator/Partner), North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(funder), North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative(Cooperator/Partner), 2017-08-18(creation), 2017-08-23(lastUpdate), 2016-02-05(Start), 2017-07-31(End), Development of a Rapid Assessment Protocol for Aquatic Passability of Tidally Influenced Road-Stream Crossings, http://northatlanticlcc.org/projects/tidally-influenced-crossings, https://www.sciencebase.gov/depth/#/show/5996d15ce4b0b589267bb955

Summary

With support from the North Atlantic LCC and Hurricane Sandy Disaster Mitigation funds the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (www.streamcontinuity.org) has developed a regional crossing assessment protocol and database, scoring systems for aquatic organism passage, and hydraulic risk of failure assessments based on future storm discharge levels. The existing NAACC protocol was developed primarily for freshwater streams and the suite of organisms that occur in these systems. There is strong interest among conservation practitioners to have a method to assess tidally influenced crossings for their potential as barriers to aquatic organism passage. Protocols designed for freshwater streams will not adequately address the [...]

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There is growing interest among conservation practitioners to have a method to assess tidally influenced crossings for their potential as barriers to aquatic organism passage. Protocols designed for freshwater streams will not adequately address the passage challenges of bi-directional flow and widely variable depth and velocity of tidally influenced systems. Diadromous and coastal fish must be able to overcome the enhanced water velocities associated with tidal restrictions to reach upstream spawning habitat. This project will build on the existing North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative's protocol, database and scoring procedures to extend the applicability of this region-wide program to road-stream crossings in tidally influenced settings.

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projectStatusIn Progress

Budget Extension

totalFunds75000.0
annualBudgets
year2015
fundingSources
amount75000.0
recipientUniversity of Massachusetts - Amherst
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds75000.0

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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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NA LCC internal project code NA LCC internal project code NALCC_2015_01

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