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Main Title Relationships between Woody Debris and Fish Habitat in a Small Warmwater Stream.
Author Angermeier, P. L. ; Karr, J. R. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Ecology, Ethology and Evolution.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-R-810745 ;EPA-806391; EPA/600/J-84/340;
Stock Number PB86-117454
Additional Subjects Wood wastes ; Fishes ; Invertebrates ; Water pollution ; Streams ; Benthos ; Water flow ; Depth ; Feeding stuffs ; Decomposition ; Drawings ; Reprints ; Habitats ; Low flow ; Reach(Streams)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB86-117454 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Abundance of woody debris was manipulated in a small Illinois stream to determine the importance of this material to fish. When a stream reach was divided along midchannel, and debris was added to one side, but removed from the other, fish and benthic invertebrates were usually more abundant on the side with woody debris than on the cleared side. In further experiments during a low-flow year(1980), debris removal was followed by rapid decreases in water depth and occurrence of benthic organic litter, and increases in current velocity and proportion of sand bottom. These changes were less apparent in unaltered reaches during 1980, and inall reaches during 1981, which was a high-flow year. Artificial debris was colonized by many invertebrates, including chironomids, trichopterans, and ephemeropterans. (Copyright (c) American Fisheries Society 1984.)