Lake Mead Limnological Research Center: Technical Report Series
Department of Biological Sciences: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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.
Benthic organisms; Black Canyon (Ariz. –Nev.); Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico); Freshwater phytoplankton; Hydrodynamics; Lake Mead (Ariz. -Nev.); Periphytons; Phytoplankton; Zooplankton
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Paulson, L. J.,
Miller, T. G.,
Baker, J. R.,
U.S. Water and Power Resources Service
Influence of dredging and high discharge on the ecology of Black Canyon.
Lake Mead Limnological Research Center: Technical Report Series, 2
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/water_pubs/65
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