A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF STREAM CHANNELIZATION AND BANK STABILIZATION ON WARMWATER SPORT FISH IN IOWA: SUBPROJECT NUMBER 5. EFFECTS OF LONG-REACH STREAM CHANNELIZATION ON DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF FISHES
Relationships between habitat characteristics and the distribution and abundance of fishes were studied in 11 natural and channelized warm-water stream segments of the upper Des Moines River basin during the summers of 1974 and 1975. Fishes were collected by electroshocking. Fifty-one species of fishes from 11 families were collected. The species diversity index tended to be depressed at high water levels and in situations of high turbidity, reflecting lower sampling efficiency under such conditions. Species diversity, measured both in terms of numerical abundance and biomass, was generally greatest in unchannelized woodland stream segments.
- See also PB-257 426.
Iowa Cooperative Fishery UnitAmes, IA United States 50010
Department of the InteriorFish and Wildlife Service
Washington, DC United States
- Menzel, B W
- Fierstine, H L
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 116 p.
- TRT Terms: Banks (Waterways); Channels (Waterways); Embankments; Fisheries; Fishes; Flow; Improvements; Physical distribution; River basins; Sampling; Stability (Mechanics); Streamflow; Streams; Turbidity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Carp; Stream channels
- Geographic Terms: Buffalo Creek; Des Moines River; Iowa
- Old TRIS Terms: Abundance; Big cedar creek; Catfishes; Distribution property; Embankment stability; Flatfishes; Hardin creek; Lizard creek; North raccoon river
- Subject Areas: Construction; Freight Transportation; Highways; Hydraulics and Hydrology;
- Accession Number: 00146081
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FWS/OBS-76/15 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DI-14-16-0008-745
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM