EFFECTS OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION ON FISH HABITAT IN THE WEBER RIVER, NEAR HENEFER, UTAH

STRUCTURES BUILT INTO CHANGED CHANNELS OF THE WEBER RIVER HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVE IN PRODUCING FISH HABITAT THAT IS COMPARABLE TO, IF NOT BETTER THAN, THE HABITAT OF THE UNCHANGED SECTIONS. THE DECREASE IN THE LENGTH OF THE RIVER IS ONE OF THE DISADVANTAGES OF CHANNELIZATION. WHEN FEASIBLE, CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO MAINTAINING THE OVERALL LENGTH OF A STREAM. STRUCTURES MADE OF LARGE RIPRAP MATERIAL ARE OFTEN MORE ECONOMICAL AND THEY PRODUCE GOOD FISH HABITAT. INVERTEBRATES COLONIZED THE NEW RIVER BOTTOM AND PRODUCED EQUIVALENT NUMBERS AND SPECIES AFTER A FEW MONTHS. FISH POPULATIONS WERE ESSENTIALLY EQUAL IN CHANGED AND UNCHANGED AREA TWO YEARS AFTER THE CONSTRUCTION. /DOT/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • REP NO REC-ERC-72-17
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Reclamation /US

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  • Authors:
    • Barton, J R
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 17-28

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM