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eFlowNews - Volume 6 Issue 3

September 2009   

Requesting information on the impacts of fish due to dam operations

One of the issues associated with flow regulation is the incremental mortality associated with fish stranding as a result of dam operations. We are interested in the experience of others with this issue with particular interest in data obtained quantifying impacts on populations of fish and measurements of the effectiveness of changing operations, such as ramping rates, on reducing impacts and the resulting effect on fish survival or abundance.

Any additional methods at mitigation or avoidance of stranding would also be of interest. Information sources can be from published or grey literature, or summary of ongoing investigations.  Please contact Dr. Dana Schmidt at dschmidt@golder.com with any information that may be pertinent.

Dana Schmidt
Senior Fisheries Biologist/Limnologist
Golder Associates Ltd.
Castlegar, BC Canada 


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  -eFlowNet and partners convene seminar on environmental flows and sustainable development at World Water Week 2009

  -Environmental flows and human well-being report launched at World Water Week 2009

  -Paper on the Ecological Limits Of Hydrologic Alteration (ELOHA) published in Freshwater Biology

  -The Colorado Water Conservation Board releases report on the application of ELOHA in Colorado

  -Water users in Michigan access new tool to see impacts of withdrawals

  -Update on the Jordan River Rehabilitation Project

  -WWF Pakistan and WWF UK collaborate on water policy reform in the Indus Basin, Pakistan

  -World Bank reports on environmental flow policy, plans and projects are now available

  -Riverine Resource Stewardship publication launched by the Instream Flow Council (IFC)

  -Upcoming conference on sustainable hydropower in Croatia

  -No energy without water security, IUCN tells hydropower congress

  -Proceedings of the Workshop 'Nuts & Bolts of Flow Re-Allocation' at the International Environmental Water Allocation Conference

  -Requesting information on the impacts of fish due to dam operations

  -Contribute to the next eFlow News update - November

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