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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: 3

Masters Students: 17

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 107



Funding Agencies

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


Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Wyoming
  4. Wildlife Management Institute
  5. Wyoming Game and Fish Department