Youghiogheny River From Confluence, Pa to Indian Creek Fayette and Somerset Counties

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Youghiogheny River From Confluence, Pa to Indian Creek Fayette and Somerset Counties"

Transcription

1 Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Biologist Report Youghiogheny River From Confluence, Pa to Indian Creek Fayette and Somerset Counties August 2012 Electrofishing Survey Originating in the mountains of northern West Virginia, the Youghiogheny River flows north for 134 miles to its junction with the Monongahela River in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, the Yough as it is known, flows approximately 74 miles from the outflow of the Youghiogheny River Lake dam near Confluence to its mouth. In the vicinity of Ohiopyle State Park, the Yough traverses through some of the most rugged and scenic areas in the state. The river is popular with anglers and whitewater enthusiasts alike. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) manages the river in six sections, river characteristics and biota tend to be similar within each managed section. For this survey, Sections 02, 03, and 04 were surveyed using daytime boat electrofishing. This section of river is more difficult to sample fish than most others for a variety of reasons. One site was surveyed in each of the three sections. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate the results of fingerling stocking of brown and rainbow trout, which were stocked in Sections 02 to 05 of the river, as well as to assess the river s other resident gamefish populations particularly smallmouth bass. Due to the bottom release from the Youghiogheny River Lake dam, a coldwater fishery is available year round in portions of the river. Section 02 of the Yough begins at the junction of the Casselman River and continues downstream to the mouth of Ramcat Run (1.3 miles). Much of this section consists of long, flat pools and gentle riffles. During our survey, the influence of the Casselman River was quite apparent, as water clarity was lower and temperatures were higher on the right descending bank of the river, below the mouth of the Casselman. Consequently, the trout that were captured were limited to the middle and left descending side of the river. Table 1 summarizes the gamefish and panfish species captured during electrofishing in Section 02. Table 1. Length and frequency distribution of sampled fish in Section 02. Species Number caught Size range (inches) Smallmouth bass Rock bass 1 2 Rainbow trout Hatchery Adult stocked Rainbow trout Fingerling stocked Catches of smallmouth bass have dramatically improved in Section 02 of the Youghiogheny River. The previous survey in 1994 documented a catch rate of around 7 fish/hr with no fish over 15. In 2012 almost 35 fish/hr were captured with 5 fish/hr over 15. Bass were aged using scales and fish from age 0 9 were captured in Section 02. Overall growth of bass was slow due to the coldwater influence of the reservoir bottom release. On average it takes 6 years for a bass in Section 02 to reach the legal length of 12. The statewide average for smallmouth bass to reach legal length is 5 years.

2 Figure 1. Comparison of smallmouth bass catches in Section 02 in 2012 and Few rainbow trout were captured in Section 02 in both 1994 (1 trout) and 2012 (4 trout). Gear and habitat limitations restrict the areas that can be effectively surveyed in Section 02. The best habitat in the pool that was sampled was generally on the Casselman River side, where water temperatures were not suitable for trout. Only a portion of the shallow but colder water on the Yough tailrace side of the pool was able to be sampled using our electrofishing raft. Electrofishing raft provided by PA DEP used to sample the Youghiogheny River in Section 03 of the Youghiogheny River begins at the mouth of Ramcat Run and continues downstream to the SR 381 bridge in Ohiopyle (9.2 miles). This section contains a mix of pools, rapids, and runs and is a popular float with anglers and kayakers. Table 2 below summarizes the gamefish and panfish species captured during electrofishing in Section 03.

3 Table 2. Length and frequency distribution of sampled fish in Section 03. Species Number caught Size range (inches) Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Fingerling stocked Brown trout Fingerling stocked Mixing of the waters of the Casselman and Youghiogheny Rivers likely occurs in the Ramcat Riffle which is just downstream of the launch area near the mouth of Ramcat Run. Uniform water temperatures occur throughout Section 03 allowing for survival of both naturally reproducing smallmouth bass and fingerling stocked brown and rainbow trout. Figures 2, 3, and 4 below show a comparison of smallmouth bass, rainbow, and brown trout catches in Section 03 of the Youghiogheny River. Figure 2. Comparison of smallmouth bass catches in Section 03 in 2012, 1994, and Figure 3. Comparison of rainbow trout catches in Section 03 in 2012, 1994, and 1989.

4 Figure 4. Comparison of brown trout catches in Section 03 in 2012, 1994, and Fisheries Biologist Aide Josh Reffner holding a fat Youghiogheny rainbow As one can see from the previous graphs, smallmouth bass catch rates and size distribution, rainbow trout catch rates and size distribution, and brown trout size distribution has improved in Section 03 since the previous surveys. Improvements in water quality in the river as well as special regulations for trout have likely led to these changes. Age and growth data was also collected for smallmouth bass and trout in Section 03. Smallmouth bass ranged from age 1 10 and reached 12 between 6 and 7 years of age. Uniform, colder water temperatures in Section 03 are likely the reason for slow growth of bass. Rainbow trout from age 1 6 were captured in Section 03 with the majority of the fish captured being 3 years of age (2009 year class) and averaging approximately 16 at the time of capture. The few brown trout captured were ages 2 and 4.

5 Area Fisheries Manager Rick Lorson weighing a 23 brown Section 04 of the Youghiogheny River begins at the SR 381 bridge in Ohiopyle and continues downstream to the mouth of Indian Creek (11.2 miles). This section is famous for its rapids and is heavily used by whitewater enthusiasts. Much of the section from Ohiopyle falls downstream to the Bruner Run takeout is difficult if not impossible to effectively and safely survey with our equipment. However, the lower portions of the section contain long flat pools and gentle riffles and are much easier and safer to work. Table 3 below summarizes the catch from Section 04 at our sample site near the mouth of Indian Creek. Table 3. Length and frequency distribution of sampled fish in Section 04. Species Number caught Size range (inches) Smallmouth bass Largemouth bass 1 10 Rock bass Pumpkinseed 1 4 Smallmouth bass catch rates and size distribution has increased dramatically in Section 04. Almost 50 fish/hr were captured in 2012, with 15 fish/hr over 12, and 4 fish/hr over 15. In 1989, only 9 fish/hr were captured with just under 2 fish/hr over 12. No fish over 15 were captured in 1989 (Figure 5). Figure 5. Comparison of smallmouth bass catches in Section 04 in 2012 and 1989.

6 Fisheries Biologist Aide Joseph Cocco with a pair of healthy smallmouth from near the mouth of Indian creek. Smallmouth bass were aged from scales in Section 04. Fish ranged in age from 1 11 and reached 12 between 5 and 6 years of age, demonstrating faster growth moving down river. Despite consistent stocking of fingerling trout in Section 04 of the Yough River, no trout were captured during the survey of Section 04 in Water temperatures during the summer are likely too warm to support a substantial population of trout year round in the lower portions of Section 04. Management options for the section may include splitting the section into two new sections and continuing to stock only the upstream portion. However, no management action will be taken until completion of the remainder of the Youghiogheny River survey (Sections 01 at Confluence, and 05 and 06 from Indian Creek to McKeesport) in NOTICE: Anglers and boaters using the Yough River should be aware that the invasive aquatic alga, didymo was documented there in 2012 and are urged to take precautions against its spread. Additional information pertaining to on this finding with recommended precautions can be found in this link: Thank you for taking necessary steps to prevent spread of this unwanted invasive. Mike Depew Area 8 Fisheries Biologist

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Biologist Report. Delaware Estuary. Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. 2012 Striped Bass Survey

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Biologist Report. Delaware Estuary. Delaware and Philadelphia Counties. 2012 Striped Bass Survey Delaware Estuary Delaware and Philadelphia Counties 2012 Striped Bass Survey The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) assessed the striped bass spawning stock in the Delaware Estuary between May

More information

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Biologist Report. Delaware Estuary. Delaware and Philadelphia Counties

Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Biologist Report. Delaware Estuary. Delaware and Philadelphia Counties Delaware Estuary Delaware and Philadelphia Counties 2011 Striped Bass Spawning Stock Assessment The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission assessed the striped bass spawning stock in the tidal Delaware

More information

Fisheries Management On Lake Vermilion In 2011

Fisheries Management On Lake Vermilion In 2011 Fisheries Management On Lake Vermilion In 2011 MN Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Fish and Wildlife Section of Fisheries 650 Highway 169 Tower, MN 55790 Phone: 218-753-2580 1 Introduction Lake Vermilion

More information

Presented By: Scott Silvestri Fisheries Biologist Region 1 Ministry of Environment, Fisheries Branch

Presented By: Scott Silvestri Fisheries Biologist Region 1 Ministry of Environment, Fisheries Branch Small Lakes Management on Vancouver Island Presented By: Scott Silvestri Fisheries Biologist Region 1 Ministry of Environment, Fisheries Branch 2010 BCLSS Community Forum Presentation Agenda 1. Provincial

More information

BUREAU OF CLEAN WATER LAKE FISHERIES SAMPLING PROTOCOL JULY 2013

BUREAU OF CLEAN WATER LAKE FISHERIES SAMPLING PROTOCOL JULY 2013 BUREAU OF CLEAN WATER LAKE FISHERIES SAMPLING PROTOCOL JULY 2013 LAKE FISHERIES SAMPLING PROTOCOL I. INTRODUCTION: All surface waters of the Commonwealth, including lakes, are protected according to their

More information

Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2007-28 Status of the Fishery Resource Report Page 1

Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2007-28 Status of the Fishery Resource Report Page 1 Michigan Department of Natural Resources 2007-28 Status of the Fishery Resource Report Page 1 Bodi Lake Luce County, T50N, R08W, S29 Little Two Hearted River Watershed, Last surveyed 2004 James R. Waybrant

More information

Thin Air and Thick Ice Unusual Challenges at a High Elevation Hydro Plant

Thin Air and Thick Ice Unusual Challenges at a High Elevation Hydro Plant Thin Air and Thick Ice Unusual Challenges at a High Elevation Hydro Plant By Ginger Gillin, John Pizzimenti, and Doug Foss, GEI Consultants, Inc., USA, and Jon Jourdonnais, PPL Montana, USA. Abstract The

More information

Columbia River Project Water Use Plan. Monitoring Program Terms of Reference LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN

Columbia River Project Water Use Plan. Monitoring Program Terms of Reference LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN Columbia River Project Water Use Plan LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN CLBMON-45 Lower Columbia River Fish Indexing Surveys 31 August 2007 1.0 OVERVIEW LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER FISH MANAGEMENT PLAN

More information

Gold Ray Dam Interagency Technical Team Meeting

Gold Ray Dam Interagency Technical Team Meeting Gold Ray Dam Interagency Technical Team Meeting Agenda Public Outreach, Funding, Monitoring EA/BA/Permit Updates Deconstruction Plans Fish Passage & Salvage Plan Hydraulic Modeling Next Steps Public Outreach,

More information

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Page. Executive Summary

TABLE OF CONTENTS. Page. Executive Summary TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary Page i-ii Chapter 1: Purpose, Introduction and Background 1 Chapter 2: The Planning Process 4 Map 1: Naturally Reproducing Trout & Wilderness Trout Streams 13 Chapter

More information

Arkansas River Corridor Vision & Master Plan

Arkansas River Corridor Vision & Master Plan A r k a n s a s R I v e r C o r r I d o r P l a n Arkansas River Corridor Vision & Master Plan July 2005 Indian Nations Council of Governments A r k a n s a s R I v e r C o r r I d o r P l a n Partnership

More information

Middle Fork American River Middle Fork Interbay to Ralston Afterbay Post-Run Group Discussion Questions

Middle Fork American River Middle Fork Interbay to Ralston Afterbay Post-Run Group Discussion Questions Middle Fork American River Middle Fork Interbay to Ralston Afterbay Post-Run Group Discussion Questions August 2010 August 2010 F-1 PLACER COUNTY WATER AGENCY Middle Fork American River Project Relicensing

More information

Recreational Enhancements on the Lehigh River Public Information Workshop February 2013

Recreational Enhancements on the Lehigh River Public Information Workshop February 2013 Recreational Enhancements on the Lehigh River Public Information Workshop February 2013 Cooperating Agencies US Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Pennsylvania

More information

Sand and Silt Removal from Salmonid Streams

Sand and Silt Removal from Salmonid Streams Sand and Silt Removal from Salmonid Streams Stream bank erosion Poor land use practices Sources of Sand and Silt Impacts of Sand and Silt Interstitial spaces infilled Little or no flow through the streambed

More information

LIMAY RIVER LODGE Piedra del Aguila - Neuquén - Argentina

LIMAY RIVER LODGE Piedra del Aguila - Neuquén - Argentina THE VERY BEST LODGE ON THE VERY BEST RIVER IN PATAGONIA The Big News in Argentina fly fishing is here - LIMAY RIVER LODGE - the first lodge on the famed Middle Limay River. We are excited to announce that

More information

Penticton Creek May 4, 2015 Council Meeting

Penticton Creek May 4, 2015 Council Meeting Penticton Creek May 4, 2015 Council Meeting Penticton Creek Council Meeting May 4, 2015 Penticton Creek in the Early Years Penticton Creek Council Meeting May 4, 2015 Penticton Creek Today Penticton Creek

More information

Steelhead Recovery in San Juan and Trabuco Creeks Watershed

Steelhead Recovery in San Juan and Trabuco Creeks Watershed Steelhead Recovery in San Juan and Trabuco Creeks Watershed Are there fish now? Overview Final San Juan and Trabuco Creeks Watershed Management Plan Fish & Game Implementation NOAA Steelhead Recovery and

More information

Maryland Fish Consumption Advisories Statewide Fresh Water, Estuarine and Marine Waters

Maryland Fish Consumption Advisories Statewide Fresh Water, Estuarine and Marine Waters Recommended Meal Size: 8 oz - and Women; 3 oz Children Atlantic Croaker Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries 4 4 4 Anacostia River Back River Bush River 4 4 4 Middle River Northeast River 1 1 Patapsco River/Baltimore

More information

BUCK LAKE WALLEYE MANAGEMENT. Fisheries Management Update - Prairies Area July 2011

BUCK LAKE WALLEYE MANAGEMENT. Fisheries Management Update - Prairies Area July 2011 BUCK LAKE WALLEYE MANAGEMENT Fisheries Management Update - Prairies Area July 2011 Background Buck Lake has native fish populations of Walleye, Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Burbot, White

More information

The Everglades & Northern Estuaries; St. Lucie River Estuary, Indian River Lagoon & Caloosahatchee Estuary. Water Flows & Current Issues

The Everglades & Northern Estuaries; St. Lucie River Estuary, Indian River Lagoon & Caloosahatchee Estuary. Water Flows & Current Issues The Everglades & Northern Estuaries; St. Lucie River Estuary, Indian River Lagoon & Caloosahatchee Estuary Water Flows & Current Issues Florida Governor Rick Scott August 20, 2013 Upper Chain of Lakes

More information

121 FERC 62,167 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. Public Utility District No. 1 of Project No. 637-044 Chelan County

121 FERC 62,167 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. Public Utility District No. 1 of Project No. 637-044 Chelan County 121 FERC 62,167 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Public Utility District No. 1 of Project No. 637-044 Chelan County ORDER MODIFYING AND APPROVING LAKE CHELAN FISHERY PLAN,

More information

Bailey Lake Site Description

Bailey Lake Site Description Bailey Lake Site Description Location Water designation number (WDN) 18-0004-00 Legal description T118N-R58W Sec. County (ies) Clark Location from nearest town 7 miles north, 1 mile west, and 1 mile north

More information

PROJECT STATUS REPORT. Development of microhabitat suitability criteria for fry and juvenile salmonids of the Trinity River

PROJECT STATUS REPORT. Development of microhabitat suitability criteria for fry and juvenile salmonids of the Trinity River PROJECT STATUS REPORT Development of microhabitat suitability criteria for fry and juvenile salmonids of the Trinity River Prepared for: Trinity River Restoration Program P.O. Box 13 1313 South Main St.

More information

The Basics of Chapter 105 Waterways and Wetlands Permitting in PA

The Basics of Chapter 105 Waterways and Wetlands Permitting in PA The Basics of Chapter 105 Waterways and Wetlands Permitting in PA April 17, 2013 Goal To develop a basic understanding of PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and US Army Corps of Engineers

More information

October 11, 2005. Sharon Stohrer State Water Resources Control board P.O. Box 2000 Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

October 11, 2005. Sharon Stohrer State Water Resources Control board P.O. Box 2000 Sacramento, CA 95812-2000 October 11, 2005 Sharon Stohrer State Water Resources Control board P.O. Box 2000 Sacramento, CA 95812-2000 Re: Maidu Cultural and Development Group CEQA Scoping Comments for the Environmental Impact Report

More information

COWLITZ 2016 ANNUAL PROJECT REVIEW MEETING. Centralia College, Walton Science Center May 19, 2016 6 8 p.m.

COWLITZ 2016 ANNUAL PROJECT REVIEW MEETING. Centralia College, Walton Science Center May 19, 2016 6 8 p.m. COWLITZ 2016 ANNUAL PROJECT REVIEW MEETING Centralia College, Walton Science Center May 19, 2016 6 8 p.m. AGENDA Welcome and Introductions Cowlitz Fisheries Overview Perception Check Annual Project Review

More information

Lynn Lake, South Dakota Angler Use and Harvest Surveys December 2001 March 2013

Lynn Lake, South Dakota Angler Use and Harvest Surveys December 2001 March 2013 Lynn Lake, South Dakota Angler Use and Harvest Surveys December 2001 March 2013 Brian G. Blackwell, Tyrel S. Moos, Ryan J. Braun, Todd M. Kaufman, Mark J. Ermer and Steve J. Kennedy South Dakota Department

More information

Sensitive and Priority Areas

Sensitive and Priority Areas Chapter 3 Sensitive and Priority Areas 3.1 Introduction U.S. EPA and IDEM policy require communities to place a priority on addressing combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges to sensitive areas. The IDEM

More information

PUBLIC NOTICE. Federal Aid Project MO F-54-D-20 May 1, 2016 December 31, 2019. Project Description

PUBLIC NOTICE. Federal Aid Project MO F-54-D-20 May 1, 2016 December 31, 2019. Project Description PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Aid Project MO F-54-D-20 May 1, 2016 December 31, 2019 Project Description Project Name: Hunnewell Fish Hatchery Production Pond Renovation (Phases 2 and 3) Location: Hunnewell Fish

More information

2014 FISHING FORECAST AND TIPS

2014 FISHING FORECAST AND TIPS 2014 FISHING FORECAST AND TIPS Welcome to the 2014 Fishing for Kentucky s major fisheries. The forecast is based on 2013 fish population surveys, creel surveys, fish stockings, and historical knowledge

More information

Recreational Fishpond Management

Recreational Fishpond Management Recreational Fishpond Management Enhancements to basic approaches Rusty Wright, Extension Fisheries Specialist Auburn University Alabama Extension Pond Management Why are ponds important? Huge numbers

More information

Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach Project Update & Public Water Supply PCB Sampling Data

Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach Project Update & Public Water Supply PCB Sampling Data Hudson River Fish Advisory Outreach Project Update & Public Water Supply PCB Sampling Data PCBs Superfund Site Community Advisory Group September 27, 2012 1 Hudson River Fish Advisory Project Update What

More information

Flies That Catch Trout And Why They Work

Flies That Catch Trout And Why They Work Flies That Catch Trout And Why They Work We all have boxes of flies that we carry on every trip. But we always find ourselves fishing the same flies; Why?? because they always produce fish. A special thank-you

More information

BEAR RIVER MERCANTILE BOWRON LAKE BC

BEAR RIVER MERCANTILE BOWRON LAKE BC BEAR RIVER MERCANTILE BOWRON LAKE BC PO BOX 251, WELLS BC, V0K 2R0 / 604-424-4330 / WWW.BOWRONLAKE.COM WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/BOWRONLAKE / SANDY@BOWRONLAKE.COM 2/12/2015 Info Sheet #6 Fishing around the Bowron

More information

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission September 10, 2010 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Commissioners Rodney Barreto Chairman Miami Richard A. Corbett Vice Chairman Tampa Kathy Barco Jacksonville Ronald M. Bergeron Fort

More information

VOLUNTEERS A VALUAbLE RESOURcE. Nevada Division of Wildlife Handbook for Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS A VALUAbLE RESOURcE. Nevada Division of Wildlife Handbook for Volunteers VOLUNTEERS A VALUAbLE RESOURcE Nevada Division of Wildlife Handbook for Volunteers KENNY C. GUINN Governor STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF WILDLIFE 1100 Valley

More information

Stream Restoration Post-Implementation Annual Monitoring Report Year 2: 2013 Covering the Period of July 2012 to July 2013

Stream Restoration Post-Implementation Annual Monitoring Report Year 2: 2013 Covering the Period of July 2012 to July 2013 NCDA&CS - North Carolina Forest Service Stream Restoration Post-Implementation Annual Monitoring Report Year 2: 2013 Covering the Period of July 2012 to July 2013 For the N.C. Division of Water Quality

More information

Banks Lake Fish Survey, September 2000

Banks Lake Fish Survey, September 2000 Banks Lake Fish Survey, September 2000 by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Heather Woller Science Division Ecological Investigations 10905 E. Montgomery, Suite 3 Spokane, Washington 99206 Casey

More information

ARIZONA B.A.S.S. NATION TOURNAMENT RULES 2014

ARIZONA B.A.S.S. NATION TOURNAMENT RULES 2014 ARIZONA B.A.S.S. NATION TOURNAMENT RULES 2014 Participation and Eligibility: All members in good standing of the Arizona B.A.S.S. Nation sixteen (16) years of age or older are eligible to participate in

More information

Mission Reach Self-Guided Tour Mission Concepción Portal Loop and Mission Reach Phase II Embayment Loop

Mission Reach Self-Guided Tour Mission Concepción Portal Loop and Mission Reach Phase II Embayment Loop Mission Reach Self-Guided Tour Mission Concepción Portal Loop and Mission Reach Phase II Embayment Loop Welcome to the Mission Reach! The Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project is transforming

More information

BiT Stream Study - Guided Observations:

BiT Stream Study - Guided Observations: BiT Stream Study - Guided Observations: Streams are the pathways that transport water through a watershed. They are also critical to the healthy functioning of the watershed and the myriad of habitats

More information

STANDARDS FOR RANGELAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR SAGEHEN ALLOTMENT #0208

STANDARDS FOR RANGELAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR SAGEHEN ALLOTMENT #0208 STANDARDS FOR RANGELAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR SAGEHEN ALLOTMENT #0208 RANGELAND HEALTH STANDARDS - ASSESSMENT SAGEHEN ALLOTMENT #0208 STANDARD 1 - UPLAND WATERSHED This standard is being met on the allotment.

More information

Coldwater Heritage Partnership Implementation Grant Final Report Morrison Run Watershed Restoration Project Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Project Summary The goal of the Morrison Run Watershed Restoration

More information

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION AT HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS Volume 1. Current Practices for Instream Flow Needs, Dissolved Oxygen, and Fish Passage

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION AT HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS Volume 1. Current Practices for Instream Flow Needs, Dissolved Oxygen, and Fish Passage DOEIID-10360 Distribution Category: UC-22S ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION AT HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS Volume 1. Current Practices for Instream Flow Needs, Dissolved Oxygen, and Fish Passage M. J. Sale G. F. Cada

More information

Year 2 7-15-10 Post Restoration Monitoring Summary Rock Creek Project Monitoring and Analysis conducted by Bio-Surveys,LLC. Contact: strask@casco.

Year 2 7-15-10 Post Restoration Monitoring Summary Rock Creek Project Monitoring and Analysis conducted by Bio-Surveys,LLC. Contact: strask@casco. Year 2 7-15-10 Post Restoration Monitoring Summary Rock Creek Project Monitoring and Analysis conducted by Bio-Surveys,LLC. Contact: strask@casco.net Project Sponsors include: The City of Corvallis Oregon

More information

Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project FERC Project No. P-14110 Proposed Fish Passage Study Plan September 2012

Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project FERC Project No. P-14110 Proposed Fish Passage Study Plan September 2012 Black Canyon Hydroelectric Project FERC Project No. P-14110 Proposed Fish Passage Study Plan September 2012 Prepared for Black Canyon Hydro, LLC 3633 Alderwood Avenue Bellingham, WA 98225 Table of Contents

More information

Assessment of the White Salmon Watershed Using the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Model

Assessment of the White Salmon Watershed Using the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Model Assessment of the White Salmon Watershed Using the Ecosystem Diagnosis and Treatment Model Draft Final Report For the Period: November 2003 to December 2004 May 2005 Brady Allen Fishery Biologist and Patrick

More information

Practical Application Fly Line Recommendations Freshwater

Practical Application Fly Line Recommendations Freshwater Practical Application Recommendations Freshwater Trout Small, rivers, streams, lakes 12 28 dry flies, small nymphs Calm, Delicate taper trout line, WF or DT floating, 2-5 wt. Trout Large rivers, streams,

More information

Lake Superior Lakewide Fish Community Trends. U.S. Geological Survey Lake Superior Biological Station Ashland, Wisconsin

Lake Superior Lakewide Fish Community Trends. U.S. Geological Survey Lake Superior Biological Station Ashland, Wisconsin Lake Superior Lakewide Fish Community Trends U.S. Geological Survey Lake Superior Biological Station Ashland, Wisconsin 213 Lake Superior Fish Surveys 1. What is the composition of the sample? Measure

More information

Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Mitigation Plan

Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Mitigation Plan Chatfield Reservoir Reallocation Project Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Mitigation Plan Prepared for: The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission In accordance with C.R.S. 37-60-122.2 Prepared by: Chatfield

More information

Clean, Drain, Dry! Activity

Clean, Drain, Dry! Activity Clean, Drain, Dry! Activity Students participate in hands on activity that demonstrates the ways in which aquatic plants and other nuisance species may be accidentally introduced or spread to new locations.

More information

Hosted by the Buckeye Student Subunit and the Ohio State University Fish & Wildlife Society

Hosted by the Buckeye Student Subunit and the Ohio State University Fish & Wildlife Society 2014 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE OHIO CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY CELEBRATING OUR 40 TH ANNIVERSARY WHERE WE VE BEEN, WHERE WE RE GOING Hosted by the Buckeye Student Subunit and the Ohio State

More information

Get to Know Your Watershed. McMillan Creek

Get to Know Your Watershed. McMillan Creek Get to Know Your Watershed McMillan Creek Where is McMillan Creek? McMillan Creek is found in the northeastern portion of the City of Prince George, know as the Hart and Shady Valley. It is located entirely

More information

Grand Lake Management Plan

Grand Lake Management Plan Grand Lake Management Plan Background Grand Lake O The Cherokees is a 46,5 acre reservoir located in Delaware, Mayes, and Ottawa counties in northeast Oklahoma (Figure 1). The lake is owned and operated

More information

AN INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE

AN INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE L OW E R C A R M E L R I V E R A N D L AG O O N F L O O D P L A I N R E S TO R AT I O N A N D E N H A N C E M E N T P R O J E C T AN INITIATIVE TO IMPROVE FLOOD PROTECTION RESTORE AND PROTECT RIPARIAN

More information

Oregon Administrative Rules Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon Administrative Rules Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife DIVISION 023 COLUMBIA RIVER ZONE AND SNAKE RIVER ZONE 635-023-0080 Purpose and Scope (1) The purpose of Division 023 is to provide for management of sport fisheries in the Columbia River Zone and in the

More information

NEW YORK S GREAT LAKES CHARTER BOAT FISHING INDUSTRY: 1975-2002

NEW YORK S GREAT LAKES CHARTER BOAT FISHING INDUSTRY: 1975-2002 NEW YORK S GREAT LAKES CHARTER BOAT FISHING INDUSTRY: 1975-2002 Diane M. Kuehn State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry 211 Marshall Hall, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse,

More information

Fun, famous, effective fitness and weight loss. With a camp near you.

Fun, famous, effective fitness and weight loss. With a camp near you. Fun, famous, effective fitness and weight loss. With a camp near you. California Florida Texas New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Hawaii Wisconsin Vancouver UK Family Camp 1) Wellspring Texas Set in

More information

Steelhead/rainbow trout resources of Orange County

Steelhead/rainbow trout resources of Orange County Steelhead/rainbow trout resources of Orange County Santa Ana River The Santa Ana River consists of about 95 stream miles. It is formed by the confluence of Coon and Heart Bar creeks and flows southwest

More information

Oxbow Restoration for Fish Habitat and Water Quality

Oxbow Restoration for Fish Habitat and Water Quality Oxbow Restoration for Fish Habitat and Water Quality Chris Jones and Aleshia Kenney Iowa Soybean Association U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ENVIRONMENTAL Programs and Services Partners for Fish and Wildlife

More information

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF AN ESCAPE OF FISH FROM A FISH FARM

WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF AN ESCAPE OF FISH FROM A FISH FARM WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF AN ESCAPE OF FISH FROM A FISH FARM Guidance on reporting an escape or suspected escape under Part 4A of the Aquatic Animal Health (Scotland) Regulations 2009 GUIDANCE September

More information

NEBRASKA POND GUIDE. Properly stocking a pond can make a world of FISH STOCKING RECOMMENDED COMBINATION TIP SHEET PG13-3

NEBRASKA POND GUIDE. Properly stocking a pond can make a world of FISH STOCKING RECOMMENDED COMBINATION TIP SHEET PG13-3 Properly stocking a pond can make a world of difference in the quality of fishing it offers for years to come. Choose a stocking strategy that is geared toward the kind of fishing desired. Just about anything

More information

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake, 2007

Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake, 2007 Hydroacoustic surveys of Otsego Lake, 2007 Thomas E. Brooking 1 and Mark D. Cornwell 2 INTRODUCTION In 2007, we sampled Otsego Lake (Otsego County, NY) with acoustics to estimate abundance of pelagic fishes

More information

Fishing Licenses. Do I qualify for a resident license? Which license do I need to fish for game fish in Arkansas? How do I buy the licenses I need?

Fishing Licenses. Do I qualify for a resident license? Which license do I need to fish for game fish in Arkansas? How do I buy the licenses I need? Licensing and Permits Fishing Licenses Fishing Licenses Which license do I need to fish for game fish in Arkansas? If you are 16 or older, you must carry a valid fishing license to take or attempt to take

More information

Beneficial Use of Non-Native Fishes Removed from the LCR Reach of the Colorado River

Beneficial Use of Non-Native Fishes Removed from the LCR Reach of the Colorado River Beneficial Use of Non-Native Fishes Removed from the LCR Reach of the Colorado River Proposed Experimental Releases From Glen Canyon Dam and Removal of Non-Native Fish (USDOI, Sept. 2002) subsection 2.2.2

More information

Coastal Monitoring Program for Salmon and Steelhead

Coastal Monitoring Program for Salmon and Steelhead California California Department of Fish and Wildlife NOAA Fisheries Coastal Monitoring Program for Salmon and Steelhead California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fisheries Branch 830 S Street Sacramento,

More information

Upper Pitt River Water Power Project Project Description Appendix I - Photographs

Upper Pitt River Water Power Project Project Description Appendix I - Photographs Upper Pitt River Water Power Project Project Description Appendix I - Photographs Photo 1. Boise Creek Reach 3 at 1+223 m: typical fish habitat where the diversion reach overlaps with anadromous fish habitat.

More information

Chapter 11. Costs and Funding

Chapter 11. Costs and Funding Chapter 11. 11.1 Financial Summary...11-1 11.2 Program Costs...11-2 11.2.1 Habitat Conservation Program Costs...11-2 Bull Run Habitat Conservation Measures...11-2 Offsite Sandy River Basin Habitat Conservation

More information

2013 Hardwater Lake Aquatic Vegetation Control Plan LDWF, Inland Fisheries

2013 Hardwater Lake Aquatic Vegetation Control Plan LDWF, Inland Fisheries a. 2013 Hardwater Lake Aquatic Vegetation Control Plan LDWF, Inland Fisheries 1. Waterbody type natural backwater lake off of Little River in Grant Parish. It is a wooded alluvial floodplain lake that

More information

A Report on. Customer Service. for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

A Report on. Customer Service. for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department A Report on Customer Service for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Submitted June 1, 2014 WHAT IS A CUSTOMER? Customers are the most important people in this office. Customers are not dependent on us...

More information

SMALL DAM REMOVAL. IN PENNSYLVANIA Free-Flowing Watershed Restoration

SMALL DAM REMOVAL. IN PENNSYLVANIA Free-Flowing Watershed Restoration WATERSHED FACT PACK SMALL DAM REMOVAL IN PENNSYLVANIA Free-Flowing Watershed Restoration BEFORE AFTER GOOD HOPE DAM removed from Conodoguinet Creek in Cumberland County in November 2001. Small Dam Removal

More information

Indiana. Presented by

Indiana. Presented by Indiana Presented by Indiana Department of Natural Resources 317-232-4080 This booklet is designed to aid Indiana pond owners who wish to enjoy their ponds by growing a crop of harvestable fish. Naturally,

More information

Business Plan: Team 8 Grand River Rapids. Jim Barron Tom Marshall Aaron Vanderhill Jeff Van Laar

Business Plan: Team 8 Grand River Rapids. Jim Barron Tom Marshall Aaron Vanderhill Jeff Van Laar Business Plan: Team 8 Grand River Rapids Jim Barron Tom Marshall Aaron Vanderhill Jeff Van Laar BUS-357-Fall 2009 Table of Contents Executive Summary... 4 Vision and Mission Statement... 4 Industry Analysis...

More information

REVIEW OF PRESENT STEELHEAD MONITORING PROGRAMS IN THE CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY

REVIEW OF PRESENT STEELHEAD MONITORING PROGRAMS IN THE CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY REVIEW OF PRESENT STEELHEAD MONITORING PROGRAMS IN THE CALIFORNIA CENTRAL VALLEY May 2008 Prepared for: California Department of Fish and Game Central Valley Steelhead Monitoring Plan Agreement No. P0685619

More information

A Reconnaissance Survey Of Le Moray Lake #3

A Reconnaissance Survey Of Le Moray Lake #3 A Reconnaissance Survey Of Le Moray Lake #3 A. R. Langston and A. R. McLean 1998 PWFWCP Report No. 136 The Peace/Williston Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program is a cooperative venture of BC Hydro and

More information

137 people drowned 2014

137 people drowned 2014 NUMBER OF FATALITIES CAUSED BY DROWNING DURING Many swimming accidents amongst elders 137 people drowned According to the Swedish Lifesaving Society s, SLS, summary 137 people have lost their lives in

More information

Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy

Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) Leech Lake River Watershed - Update October 28, 2014 Phil Votruba Watershed Division Minnesota Pollution Control Agency July2007MuskyLeechLake.jpg.lnk

More information

OFFICIAL RULES - 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship

OFFICIAL RULES - 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship OFFICIAL RULES - 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship Official Rules / Changes Participation in the 2013 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship constitutes each contestant s understanding

More information

How to Write Great Performance Measures

How to Write Great Performance Measures How to Write Great Performance Measures Part of a Continuing Series on: Performance Monitoring and Program Evaluation Sponsored by NOAA s SEE Evaluation Committee John Bortniak Member, SEE Evaluation Committee

More information

Ruby River Grayling - Gravel Spawning Beds Monitoring Report January 2008

Ruby River Grayling - Gravel Spawning Beds Monitoring Report January 2008 Ruby River Grayling - Gravel Spawning Beds Monitoring Report January 2008 In partnership with Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP), American Wildlands, and Wildlife Forever, the Madison

More information

Report for 2003PA14B: Spruce Creek Watershed Keystone Project

Report for 2003PA14B: Spruce Creek Watershed Keystone Project Report for 2003PA14B: Spruce Creek Watershed Keystone Project There are no reported publications resulting from this project. Report Follows Abstract: This proposal seeks support for a graduate assistant

More information

Official Rules for 2014 YAMAMOTO - BIG BASS Challenge

Official Rules for 2014 YAMAMOTO - BIG BASS Challenge Official Rules for 2014 YAMAMOTO - BIG BASS Challenge It is your responsibility, as a participant, to read and comply with all written tournament rules and know any special tournament rules. 2. Participation

More information

NID statement Agreement Disagreement Auburn Ravine: During irrigation and nonirrigation

NID statement Agreement Disagreement Auburn Ravine: During irrigation and nonirrigation NID statement Agreement Disagreement Auburn Ravine: 1. NID will not divert the natural flow during times when the flow as measured at NID s Highway 65 gage is less than 8 cfs provided that during those

More information

Swannanoa River Flood Risk Management Study

Swannanoa River Flood Risk Management Study Swannanoa River Flood Risk Management Study Measures Evaluated to Reduce Future Flood Damages City of Asheville U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flooding History Part of the 132 square mile Swannanoa River

More information

Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul, Jennong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea.

Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul, Jennong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea. WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT FOR ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION IN ANYANG STREAM Yu, M.J., Cho, Y.M. 2, Lee, S.K. 3 Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul, Jennong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, Korea. 2 Department

More information

Disease Risks Posed by Hatchery Salmon

Disease Risks Posed by Hatchery Salmon Disease Risks Posed by Hatchery Salmon James Winton US Geological Survey Western Fisheries Research Center Seattle, Washington Disease in Populations of Wild Fish Disease is a component of natural mortality

More information

Managing Mississippi Ponds and Small Lakes A LANDOWNER S GUIDE

Managing Mississippi Ponds and Small Lakes A LANDOWNER S GUIDE Managing Mississippi Ponds and Small Lakes A LANDOWNER S GUIDE CONTENTS Managing Mississippi Ponds and Small Lakes A LANDOWNER S GUIDE Sources of Assistance... 5 Planning... 5 Management... 5 Planning...

More information

MiCorps 101. Presented by Paul Steen. MiCorps Program Manager

MiCorps 101. Presented by Paul Steen. MiCorps Program Manager MiCorps 101 Presented by Paul Steen MiCorps Program Manager MiCorps Team Laura Kaminski Katherine Hollins Marcy Knoll Wilmes Gary Kolhepp Dina Klemens Paul Steen, Ph.D. Jason Frenzel Scott Brown Jean Roth

More information

COMPLIANCE REPORT MUDDY HOLLOW CULVERT REMOVAL FILE NUMBER 25358N

COMPLIANCE REPORT MUDDY HOLLOW CULVERT REMOVAL FILE NUMBER 25358N COMPLIANCE REPORT MUDDY HOLLOW CULVERT REMOVAL FILE NUMBER 25358N Submitted by the National Park Service Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes Station, California, 94956 Project Description: Muddy

More information

Burnt River Black River and Gull River Flood Contingency Plan

Burnt River Black River and Gull River Flood Contingency Plan Burnt River Black River and Gull River Flood Contingency Plan Objective: The objective of this plan is to preplan and prepare for flooding events in the Burnt River, Black River and Gull River area of

More information

Regulation Proposal Form Print Form Email Form

Regulation Proposal Form Print Form Email Form Regulation Proposal Form Print Form Email Form Proposal Title Use of Lead-tackle on Selected Experimental Lakes in Vilas County Author DNR Lead Working Group Location Information: Affected water(s) Northern

More information

FISHING FOR FREEDOM 2015 June 5 th, 6 th and 7 th QUINCY, IL. TOURNAMENT RULES

FISHING FOR FREEDOM 2015 June 5 th, 6 th and 7 th QUINCY, IL. TOURNAMENT RULES FISHING FOR FREEDOM 2015 June 5 th, 6 th and 7 th QUINCY, IL. TOURNAMENT RULES This primary mission of this tournament is to be a day of fun for both the boater and the Veteran. The competitive nature

More information

BIG CREEK Nos. 1 AND 2 (FERC Project No. 2175) VOLUME 1 (BOOK 1 OF 27 BOOKS) INITIAL STATEMENT, EXHIBITS A, B, C, D AND H (PUBLIC INFORMATION)

BIG CREEK Nos. 1 AND 2 (FERC Project No. 2175) VOLUME 1 (BOOK 1 OF 27 BOOKS) INITIAL STATEMENT, EXHIBITS A, B, C, D AND H (PUBLIC INFORMATION) BIG CREEK Nos. 1 AND 2 (FERC Project No. 2175) VOLUME 1 (BOOK 1 OF 27 BOOKS) INITIAL STATEMENT, EXHIBITS A, B, C, D AND H (PUBLIC INFORMATION) CD NO. 1 OF 19 CDS Initial Statement Exhibit A: Description

More information

Texas Water Resources Institute

Texas Water Resources Institute Texas Water Resources Institute November 1975 Volume 1 No. 11 Aquaculture in Power Plant Effluent By Lee Pilgrim, Editor, Texas Water Resources "The fish you eat in King's tonight Slept in Chesapeake Bay

More information

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. LAMOILLE RIVER BASIN Water Quality Management Plan- DRAFT. February, 2009

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. LAMOILLE RIVER BASIN Water Quality Management Plan- DRAFT. February, 2009 Vermont Agency of Natural Resources LAMOILLE RIVER BASIN Water Quality Management Plan- DRAFT February, 2009 Terrill Gorge Kenfield Brook, Morristown THE LAMOILLE RIVER BASIN WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN

More information

THREE RIVERS MANAGEMENT PLAN

THREE RIVERS MANAGEMENT PLAN THREE RIVERS MANAGEMENT PLAN A Strategy for Managing Fisheries Resources of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers PENNSYLVANIA FISH AND BOAT COMMISSION BUREAU OF FISHERIES FISHERIES MANAGEMENT DIVISION

More information

Carson River Mercury Superfund Site Management Strategies and Goals. May 2011

Carson River Mercury Superfund Site Management Strategies and Goals. May 2011 Carson River Mercury Superfund Site Management Strategies and Goals May 2011 Staff at NDEP Responsible for CRMS Jeff Collins - Supervisor Over 21 years experience as environmental consultant working on

More information

CHAD R. GOURLEY SPECIALTY EMPLOYMENT

CHAD R. GOURLEY SPECIALTY EMPLOYMENT CHAD R. GOURLEY P.O. Box 919 Verdi, Nevada 89439 phone 775.345.9960 cell 775.250.8140 chad_gourley at att.net SPECIALTY Restoration of riverine, spring, and wetland ecosystems, specializing in a process

More information

May 29, 2015. Mr. Tom Howard Executive Director State Water Resources Control Board P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

May 29, 2015. Mr. Tom Howard Executive Director State Water Resources Control Board P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, CA 95812-0100 May 29, 2015 Mr. Tom Howard Executive Director State Water Resources Control Board P.O. Box 100 Sacramento, CA 95812-0100 Mr. Ron Milligan Operations Manager, Central Valley Project U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

More information

FishAmerica Foundation and B.A.S.S. Nation Application for Funding for Community-based Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation Projects

FishAmerica Foundation and B.A.S.S. Nation Application for Funding for Community-based Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation Projects FishAmerica Foundation and B.A.S.S. Nation Application for Funding for Community-based Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation Projects Reference #: Date Received: (FAF/B.A.S.S. Internal Use) Applicants

More information