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- Brett D. Pflugrath; Craig A. Boys; Bruce Cathers
- Marine & freshwater research 2018 v.69 no.12 pp. 1954-1961
- Maccullochella peelii peelii; Macquaria novemaculeata; carp; dams (hydrology); dose response; fish communities; infrastructure; models; mortality; perch; prediction; regression analysis; rivers; weirs
- ... When fish pass downstream through river infrastructure, such as dams and weirs, barotrauma may occur as a result of rapid decompression. In severe cases, barotrauma may lead to mortality. Different species are likely to respond differently to these decompressions. Therefore, to predict barotrauma for a specific species, surrogate species may not be a valid approach, and it may be necessary to exam ...
- Stephen V. Amaral; Benjamin S. Coleman; Jenna L. Rackovan; Kelly Withers; Benjamin Mater
- Marine & freshwater research 2018 v.69 no.12 pp. 1870-1881
- dams (hydrology); fish; fish communities; fluid mechanics; habitats; migratory behavior; probability; spillways; survival rate; water power; Mississippi River; United States
- ... Hydropower dams can negatively affect upstream and downstream migratory fish populations in many ways, such as blocking access to upstream habitats and causing injuries or mortality during downstream passage. For downstream passage at projects in the USA, federal regulators and agencies responsible for oversight of hydropower facilities typically require assessment studies and mitigation to addres ...