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Main Title Effects of Water Diversion on Estuarine Fauna in the Merrimack River, Massachusetts.
Author Col, Charles F. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1972
Report Number OWRR-A-038-MASS; 07153,; A-038-MASS(1)
Stock Number PB-218 675
Additional Subjects ( Merrimack River ; Fishes) ; ( Fisheries ; Merrimack River) ; Fishways ; Dams ; Flatfishes ; Skates ; Ipswich Bay ; Sampling ; Benthos ; Bypasses ; Massachusetts ; Marine biology ; Estuaries ; Anadromous fish ; Limanda ferruginea ; Scophthalmus aquosus ; Raja ocellata
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-218 675 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Some of the biological effects were investigated of a proposed Corps of Engineers' freshwater diversion to the Boston (Mass) water supply from the Merrimack River. The project examined nearshore fisheries resources including yellowtail flounder, winter skate and land dab. Detrital discharge by the river is of probable importance in the nearshore benthic food web supporting large populations of yellowtail flounder and other benthic fishes. A survey of anadromous fish passage facilities on the river revealed badly deteriorated ladders at the Lawrence and Lowell dams. The proposed diversion of water may reduce attraction capabilities for returning shad, Atlantic salmon and alewives and there by reduce probable successful reintroductions and ladder restorations.