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Title: Assessing impacts of water management on reservoir fish reproductive success in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa/Apalachicola-Chatahoochee-Flint River basins
Authors: Ploskey, Gene R.
Reinert, Thomas R., 1969-
Keywords: Fishes--Reproduction
Black bass
Fisheries--Hydrologic factors
Reservoir ecology
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical Report;EL-95-30
Abstract: Abstract: This report describes an evaluation of existing data on hydrology and fisheries of reservoirs of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river basins for modeling effects of hydrology on fish reproductive success. Only 2 of 10 reservoirs in the ACF River Basin and 2 of 14 in the ACT River Basin had sufficient years of data for empirical analysis. Analysis of effects on fish reproductive success was limited to black bass in these four reservoirs because funding for the study was curtailed after historical databases were evaluated and described. With few exceptions, results for the four reservoirs indicate consistent positive relations of catches of age-0 black bass with current-year hydrology and age-1 black bass with previous-year hydrology. Correlation matrices and single variable regression models derived were concordant with effects described in the literature.
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