Short-term changes in a southeastern coastal plain fish assemblage following artificial increases in streamflow

Michael H Paller, S. F. Modica, E. G. Hofstetter

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Abstract

The discharge of heated nuclear reactor cooling water into two South Carolina streams was discontinued in April 1988, permitting them to be recolonized by fish. Electrofishing samples collected before and after a 1-wk, nine-fold increase in discharge during January 1989 demonstrated a significant reduction in species number and abundance as a result of the high flows. A second period of increased discharge, lasting from February to May 1991, had more limited effects, consisting of reductions in Notropis spp., Minytrema melanops and Micropterus salmoides. Species numbers, total fish abundance, and condition did not decline or decline only moderately. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-259
Number of pages17
JournalRivers
Volume3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Short-term changes in a southeastern coastal plain fish assemblage following artificial increases in streamflow. / Paller, Michael H; Modica, S. F.; Hofstetter, E. G.

In: Rivers, Vol. 3, No. 4, 01.01.1992, p. 243-259.

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Paller, MH, Modica, SF & Hofstetter, EG 1992, 'Short-term changes in a southeastern coastal plain fish assemblage following artificial increases in streamflow', Rivers, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 243-259.
Paller, Michael H ; Modica, S. F. ; Hofstetter, E. G. / Short-term changes in a southeastern coastal plain fish assemblage following artificial increases in streamflow. In: Rivers. 1992 ; Vol. 3, No. 4. pp. 243-259.
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