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Cheat Lake Biomonitoring Study

Duration

June 2011 - December 2015

Narrative

This study focuses on the recreational fisheries of Cheat Lake, a reservoir in northern West Virginia. The reservoir experiences seasonal lake level fluctuations owing to hydropower production, and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is interested in understanding the impacts of lake level fluctuations on recreational fisheries. The study includes the following nine research tasks:
1. Fish biomonitoring downstream of Cheat Lake
2. Benthic macroinvertebrate resource biomonitoring downstream of Cheat Lake
3. Water quality biomonitoring downstream of Cheat Lake
4. Fish biomonitoring of Cheat Lake and Cheat embayments
5. Walleye population monitoring and stock assessment
6. Monitoring of adult walleye movement
7.Physical and chemical water quality characteristics of Cheat Lake
8.Aquatic vegetation mapping of Cheat Lake
9.Create a bathymetric map of Cheat Lake

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

 

Personnel

Funding Agencies

  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

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