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Title: Aquatic habitat studies on the Lower Mississippi River, river mile 480 to 530. Report 8, Summary
Authors: Environmental and Water Quality Operational Studies (U.S.)
Wright, Thomas D.
Keywords: Aquatic animals
Aquatic ecology
Aquatic biology
Mississippi River
Environmental impact analysis
Environmental aspects
Environmental effects
Publisher: Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: The pilot investigations provided significant guidance in the choice of methods and the experimental design for the long-term effort. In addition to increasing the overall validity of the data, cost savings were also obtained through the use of the most efficient techniques and in the reduction of unneccessary sampling. Although not designed to provide definitive information on riverine ecology, a number of significant observations emerged. From an overall view, dike fields, abandoned channels, temporary secondary channels, and oxbow lakes were found to be extremely valuable habitat. This suggests that sound environmental management should seek to preserve and/or maintain these habitats in navigation projects.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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