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Predicting the effects on endangered mussels from incremental decreases in minimum flows

Assessing environmental flows for mussels

Duration

July 2010 - December 2015

Narrative

The objectives of this study are to determine the level of reduction in minimum flows that affects the behavior, growth, gametogensis, spawning and survival of freshwater mussels. Determine if mussel responses to incremental reductions in flow are of a threshold, linear, or curvilinear nature. Defining sublethal and lethal effects at various levels of flow coupled with hydraulic modeling will allow resource agencies to predict possible effects of any proposed flow reduction, and to prescribe water allocations for endangered mussels based on scientifically defensible data.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 161

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 264

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 674

Scientific Publications: 1879

Presentations: 4294

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • Science Support Partnership

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