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Use of Telemetry to Assess Potential Effects of Schoharie Reservoir Waters on Trout Populations in the Upper Esopus Creek


August 2009 - March 2011


To use fish telemetry and temperature data to document differences in trout rates of movement (and use of thermal refuges), apparent survival, and growth at two reaches in the Upper Esopus Creek, an upstream control reach, and a impact reach downstream of the portal.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 55

Presentations: 84



  • William FisherPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Cooperative Research Unit Program

New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Cornell University
  2. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute