Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Effects of Increasing Salinity on the Pyramid Lake Fishery.
Author Taylo, Robert E. Lee ;
CORP Author Nevada Univ., Reno. Max C. Fleischmann Coll. of Agriculture.
Year Published 1972
Report Number OWRR-A-040-NEV ;OWRR-A-042-NEV; 14054,; A-040-NEV(1)
Stock Number PB-212 045
Additional Subjects ( Lakes ; Water loss) ; ( Salinity ; Lakes) ; ( Fisheries ; Lakes) ; Trout ; Nevada ; Acclimatization ; Fishes ; Sodium chloride ; Carbonates ; Bicarbonates ; Pyramid Lake
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-212 045 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
Groups of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout were tested in Pyramid Lake water which was altered with the addition of the sodium salts of sulfate, chloride, carbonate and bicarbonate, to simulate conditions in the lake as the lake volume decreases. Trout tested at 50F for 14 days would tolerate an environment representing up to 2 1/2 times the present salt concentration but would not tolerate 3 times the present salt concentration. The former environment (2.5X concentration level) represents what will occur when the lake reaches 3660 feet above sea level. Therefore, Pyramid Lake should be maintained as much above this elevation as possible to protect the fishery. (Author)