Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

1980

Publication Title

Lake Mead Limnological Research Center: Technical Report Series

Publisher

Department of Biological Sciences: University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Volume

2

Abstract

The Water and Power Resources Service is considering dredging in Black Canyon to create a larger forebay to accommodate higher peak discharges and reverse flows for proposed modifications to Hoover Dam.

The Black Canyon area from Hoover Dam to Willow Beach supports a heavily utilized trout fishery and is important habitat for the razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus) and possibly bonytail chub (Gila elegans).

The Water and Power Resources Service initiated this investigation to determine what effect dredging and higher peak-discharges would have on the ecology of Black Canyon.

Keywords

Benthic organisms; Black Canyon (Ariz. –Nev.); Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Freshwater phytoplankton; Hydrodynamics; Lake Mead (Ariz. -Nev.); Periphytons; Phytoplankton; Zooplankton

Disciplines

Aquaculture and Fisheries | Environmental Engineering | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Sciences | Fresh Water Studies | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology | Water Resource Management

Language

English

Comments

From the Lake Mead Limnological Research Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.