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Burbot migration and movement: the impact of a managed flow regime


January 2012 - December 2015


The goal of this study is to evaluate the impact of flow management practices on burbot. We will examine the relationship between seasonal out-migration patterns and flow and temperature regimes. We will also determine the age and size-structure of burbot migrants which will be susceptible to entrainment by irrigation diversions. In addition, a secondary goal is to examine the status of burbot in the upper Wind River. Specific objectives that will be addressed are:
1. Determine the timing of burbot out-migration.
2. Determine the age and size-structure of burbot migrants.
3. Evaluate the relationship between burbot out-migration and flow regimes.
4. Determine whether the Wind River supports a self-sustaining population of burbot.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4253



Funding Agencies

  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Wyoming Game and Fish Department


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey