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Relating fine sediment dynamics and best management practices (BMPs) to instream habitat conditions for priority fishes and mussels in the Copper Creek drainage


July 2016 - December 2018


1. Quantify expected magnitude of sediment load across the CCD using the SWAT watershed model.
2. Survey sediment dynamics and instream habitat conditions relevant to recovery of priority fishes and mussels in CCD subwatersheds.
3. Analyze relationships among watershed, reach, and instream habitat characteristics to map habitat quality in the CCD.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 236

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 676

Scientific Publications: 1886

Presentations: 4311



Funding Agencies

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey