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Evaluating upstream passage and timing of approach by adult bigheaded carps at a gated dam on the Illinois River:Data


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Marybeth Brey, Matthew Lubejko, and Greg Whitledge, 2017, Evaluating upstream passage and timing of approach by adult bigheaded carps at a gated dam on the Illinois River:Data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


To evaluate how bigheaded carps move upstream through and around Starved Rock Lock and Dam (SRLD) on the Illinois River, their movements were monitored using acoustic telemetry. This dataset describes the results of this study and was used to compare the residency duration of upstream migrants downstream of SRLD between years, tailwater elevation, and water temperature, and how tailwater elevation and water temperature influenced their timing of arrival downstream of SRLD. Calculation of passage and residency are available in the thesis of Matthew Lubejko (Southern, Illinois University, 2016).


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Marybeth K Brey
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Marybeth K Brey, Matthew Lubejko, Greg Whitledge
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Matthew Lubejko
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biweekly_20.csv 930 Bytes
biweekly_80.csv 4.15 KB
Evalutaing upstream passage and timing of approach_Data.xml
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GLMcor.csv 4.19 KB
ResidencyByYearR.csv 842 Bytes
ResidencytwtempR.csv 1.95 KB


Data were collected to evaluate which avenue (lock or dam) bigheaded carps used to pass upstream through SRLD. Starved Rock lock and dam is the first gated dam on the Illinois River an upstream migrating bigheaded carp must navigate through in order to continue moving upstream towards Lake Michigan. Data helped to determine the avenue of passage and when bigheaded carps approached the downstream end of SRLD. These data will be used to determine when SRLD is most susceptible to upstream passage.


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