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Main Title Pollution effects on adult steelhead migration in the Snake River /
Author Falter, C. Michael.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ringe, Rudy R.,
CORP Author Idaho Univ., Moscow. Coll. of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences.
Publisher [Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency],
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA/600/3-73/017; EPA 660/3-73-017; EPA-18050-DMB; W74-08833
Stock Number PB-232 990
OCLC Number 01012353
Subjects Steelhead (Fish) ; Fishes--Effect of water pollution on ; Fishes--Migration ; Snake River (Wyo-Wash) ; United States--Snake River
Additional Subjects Fishes ; Indicator species ; Snake River ; Trout ; Water quality ; Toxicity ; Animal behavior ; Ecology ; Limnology ; Temperature ; Effluents ; Water polution ; Industrial wastes ; Rivers ; Animal migrations ; Marking ; Ultrasonic frequencies ; Idaho ; Washington(State) ; Clearwater River ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Salmo gairdneri
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-73-017 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/15/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-73-017 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-73-017 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/05/2024
ELBD  EPA 660-3-73-017 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/22/2021
NTIS  PB-232 990 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 101 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
A three-year field study was conducted in 1969-1971 to assess the relationship of Kraft mill effluent and pre-impoundment water quality to adult steelhead trout (Salmo gairdneri Richardson) behavior in the Snake River, Idaho-Washington. Steelhead were tagged with ultrasonic tags and followed through a 25 km section of the proposed Lower Granite Reservoir. Limnological parameters and compared with fish behavior. No significant correlation could be made between any chemical water quality parameter and steelhead behavior. However, as temperature dropped below 15C fish movement slowed, fish generally stopped moving at night, and resting periods increased in length and number. Steelhead showed a preference to move in water with off-bottom current velocities of 0.2 to 0.5 m/sec and showed a definite pattern of crossover and resting points.
"February 1974." Prepared for Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under project 18050DMB, program element 1B1021. Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-58).