Hydro Dam Impacts on Fisheries

OPIRG wcsbeau at superior.carleton.ca
Sat Aug 14 03:48:34 EST 1993


Some   Sources   on   Impacts   of   Reservoirs   on    Fisheries
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

A  couple of months ago I posted a request for info & references
on impacts  of  reservoirs on fisheries, and received a large number
of responses.  Robert Curry suggested I post any list I compiled;
well,  here it is... to which I have added some references I already
had (many of which have terrific bibliographies).

Many thanks to M.A. Harris, Dave McNeely, Junda Lin, LeRoy  Poff,
Ann Blackwell, and Robert R. Curry, who provided much of the fol-
lowing. I think that's everybody, but if I've forgotten any of you
thank you, too! :-)


Dianne Murray
OPIRG-Carleton
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Asvall, R.P. (1976) Effects of regulation on freshwater  run-off.
Proceedings of 'Fresh water on the sea'. Association of Norweigan
Oceanographers.

M. Bain et al. 1988 in Ecology.  I don't have  the  full  cita-
tion,  but  paper basically compares the fish assemblages between
regulated and unregulated river reach and draws inferences  about
the  importance  of  modified flow regime on the observed differ-
ences.

Baxter, R. M.  1977.  Environmental effects  of  dams  and  im-
poundments. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 8:255-283.

Bodaly, R.A. and T.A.  Johnson  (1992)  The  mercury  problem  in
hydro-electric  reservoirs with predictions of mercury burdens in
fish in the proposed Grande Baleine Complex,  Quebec.  James  Bay
Publication  Series:  Environmental Impacts - Paper No. 3.  North
Wind Information Services, Inc. Montreal, Quebec,  Canada  (peer-
reviewed series on James Bay projects and their impacts).

Extensive studies on this subject have been done by  the  State
of  California, The Northwest Power Planning Council in the state
of Washington and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council in the
state of Oregon. Predominantly anadromous spp. esp. salmonids.

Chambers, J.R. 1991. Coastal habitat  degradation  and  fisheries
declines.  In  San-Francisco  Bay: Issues, Resources, Status, and
Management. D.M. Goodrich, editor. Proceedings  of  the  National
Oceanic  and Atmospheric Administration Estuary-of-the-Month Sem-
nar Series, No. 6. November 22, 1985, Washington, DC.

A consultant in Helena, Montana: Charles Dalby, specializes  in
dams effects upon fisheries.

A comprehensive review was finished several years  ago  (1988?)
at  Johns  Hopkins University as a PhD Dissertation by G. Mathias
Kondolf.  The work was done for U.S. Dept. of Energy.  He is  now
at Univ Calif.  Berkeley, College of Landscape Architecture.

Junda Lin, at Florida Institute of Technology,  Yegang  Wu,  at
Oak Ridges Environmental Lab, and their collegues across the USA,
are working on a book:  "Environmental  Impacts  of  Large  Dams"
which  will  consist  of  review  articles  of  the peer-reviewed
literature, on different aspects of dam impacts. The book is  in-
tended  to show the Chinese government the true impacts and costs
of hydroelectric mega-projects, so that they will  know  what  to
expects  from  the 3-Gorges project. Dr. Wu is the editor; he can
be reached at YMU at Jupiter.esd.orhl.gov for more information.

Doyle Mosier (Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas) or
Randy  Moss  (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas)
have done a good bit of work in this area.

HJA Neu (1982) "Man-Made Storage of Water Resources - A Liability
to  the  Ocean  Environment?" Parts I and II. In Marine Pollution
Bulletin, Vol. 13 (1):7-12 and Vol. 13(2):44-47.

HJA Neu (1975) "Runoff Regulation for Hydropower and its  Effects
on the Ocean Environment". Can. J. Civil Eng. Vol. 2:583-591.

Prinsenberg, S.J. (1991). Effects of hydro-electric  projects  on
Hudson  Bay's marine and ice environments. 1992. James Bay Publi-
cation Series: Environmental Impacts - Paper No.  2.  North  Wind
Information   Services,  Inc.  Montreal,  Quebec,  Canada  (peer-
reviewed series on James Bay projects and their impacts).

Rozengurt, M.A. (1991 ?) "Alteration of freshwater  inflows".  In
Stemming  The  Tide of Coastal Fish Habitat Loss, National Coali-
tion for Marine Conservation. pp 73- 80.

Rozengurt, M.A., M.J. Herz, and M. Josselyn (1985) The impact  of
water diversions on the river-delta-estuary-sea ecosystems of San
Francisco Bay and the Sea of Azov. In San-Francisco Bay:  Issues,
Resources,   Status,  and  Management.  D.M.   Goodrich,  editor.
Proceedings of the National Oceanic and  Atmospheric  Administra-
tion  Estuary-of-the-Month  Semnar  Series,  No.  6. November 22,
1985, Washington, DC. pp 35-62.

Suloway, L., J. J. Suloway and E. E. Herricks. (1981)   Changes
in  the freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Pelecypoda: Unionidae) fauna
of the Kaskaskia River, Illinois, with emphasis on the effects of
impoundment.  Transactions of the  Illinois State Academy of Sci-
ence 74: 79-90.

Smith, P. W.  (1971)  Illinois streams:  A classification based
on  their  fishes  and an analysis of factors responsible for the
disappearance of native species.  Illinois Natural History Survey
Biological Notes 76.  14 pp.

Townsend, G.H. (1975) Impact of the Bennett Dam on  the  Peace-
Athabasca delta.  J. Fish. Res. Bd Can., 32:171-176.

Ward, J. V.  (1984)  Ecological perspectives in the  management
of aquatic insect habitat.  Pp.  558-577, In:  V. H. Resh, and D.
M. Rosenberg, eds. The ecology of aquatic insects.  Prauger  Pub-
lishers, New York.

Ward, J. V. , and J. A. Stanford. (1983).  The  serial  discon-
tinuity concept of lotic ecosystems.  Pp.  29-42, In:  T. D. Fon-
taine, and S. M. Bartell, eds.   Dynamics  of  lotic  ecosystems.
Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ward, J.V. and J.A. Stanford (1979), The  Ecology  of  Regulated
Rivers, Plenum Press.
Some   Sources   on   Impacts   of   Reservoirs   on    Fisheries
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  A  couple of
months ago I posted a request for references and  information  on
impacts  of  reservoirs on fisheries, and received a large number
of responses.  Robert Curry suggested I post any list I compiled;
well,  here it is... with a few references I already had (many of
which have terrific bibliographies).

Many thanks to M.A. Harris, Dave McNeely, Junda Lin, LeRoy  Poff,
Ann Blackwell, and Robert R. Curry, who provided much of the fol-
lowing.

Asvall, R.P. (1976) Effects of regulation on freshwater  run-off.
Proceedings of 'Fresh water on the sea'. Association of Norweigan
Oceanographers.

**M. Bain et al. 1988 in Ecology.  I don't have  the  full  cita-
tion,  but  paper basically compares the fish assemblages between
regulated and unregulated river reach and draws inferences  about
the  importance  of  modified flow regime on the observed differ-
ences.

**Baxter, R. M.  1977.  Environmental effects  of  dams  and  im-
poundments. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 8:255-283.

Bodaly, R.A. and T.A.  Johnson  (1992)  The  mercury  problem  in
hydro-electric  reservoirs with predictions of mercury burdens in
fish in the proposed Grande Baleine Complex,  Quebec.  James  Bay
Publication  Series:  Environmental Impacts - Paper No. 3.  North
Wind Information Services, Inc. Montreal, Quebec,  Canada  (peer-
reviewed series on James Bay projects and their impacts).

**Extensive studies on this subject have been done by  the  State
of  California, The Northwest Power Planning Council in the state
of Washington and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council in the
state of Oregon. Predominantly anadromous spp. esp. salmonids.

Chambers, J.R. 1991. Coastal habitat  degradation  and  fisheries
declines.  In  San-Francisco  Bay: Issues, Resources, Status, and
Management. D.M. Goodrich, editor. Proceedings  of  the  National
Oceanic  and Atmospheric Administration Estuary-of-the-Month Sem-
nar Series, No. 6. November 22, 1985, Washington, DC.

**A consultant in Helena, Montana: Charles Dalby, specializes  in
dams effects upon fisheries.

**A comprehensive review was finished several years  ago  (1988?)
at  Johns  Hopkins University as a PhD Dissertation by G. Mathias
Kondolf.  The work was done for U.S. Dept. of Energy.  He is  now
at Univ Calif.  Berkeley, College of Landscape Architecture.

**Junda Lin, at Florida Institute of Technology,  Yegang  Wu,  at
Oak Ridges Environmental Lab, and their collegues across the USA,
are working on a book:  "Environmental  Impacts  of  Large  Dams"
which  will  consist  of  review  articles  of  the peer-reviewed
literature, on different aspects of dam impacts. The book is  in-
tended  to show the Chinese government the true impacts and costs
of hydroelectric mega-projects, so that they will  know  what  to
expects  from  the 3-Gorges project. Dr. Wu is the editor; he can
be reached at YMU at Jupiter.esd.orhl.gov for more information.

**Doyle Mosier (Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas) or
Randy  Moss  (Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas)
have done a good bit of work in this area.

HJA Neu (1982) "Man-Made Storage of Water Resources - A Liability
to  the  Ocean  Environment?" Parts I and II. In Marine Pollution
Bulletin, Vol. 13 (1):7-12 and Vol. 13(2):44-47.

HJA Neu (1975) "Runoff Regulation for Hydropower and its  Effects
on the Ocean Environment". Can. J. Civil Eng. Vol. 2:583-591.

Prinsenberg, S.J. (1991). Effects of hydro-electric  projects  on
Hudson  Bay's marine and ice environments. 1992. James Bay Publi-
cation Series: Environmental Impacts - Paper No.  2.  North  Wind
Information   Services,  Inc.  Montreal,  Quebec,  Canada  (peer-
reviewed series on James Bay projects and their impacts).

Rozengurt, M.A. (1991 ?) "Alteration of freshwater  inflows".  In
Stemming  The  Tide of Coastal Fish Habitat Loss, National Coali-
tion for Marine Conservation. pp 73- 80.

Rozengurt, M.A., M.J. Herz, and M. Josselyn (1985) The impact  of
water diversions on the river-delta-estuary-sea ecosystems of San
Francisco Bay and the Sea of Azov. In San-Francisco Bay:  Issues,
Resources,   Status,  and  Management.  D.M.   Goodrich,  editor.
Proceedings of the National Oceanic and  Atmospheric  Administra-
tion  Estuary-of-the-Month  Semnar  Series,  No.  6. November 22,
1985, Washington, DC. pp 35-62.

**Suloway, L., J. J. Suloway and E. E. Herricks. (1981)   Changes
in  the freshwater mussel (Mollusca: Pelecypoda: Unionidae) fauna
of the Kaskaskia River, Illinois, with emphasis on the effects of
impoundment.  Transactions of the  Illinois State Academy of Sci-
ence 74: 79-90.

**Smith, P. W.  (1971)  Illinois streams:  A classification based
on  their  fishes  and an analysis of factors responsible for the
disappearance of native species.  Illinois Natural History Survey
Biological Notes 76.  14 pp.

**Townsend, G.H. (1975) Impact of the Bennett Dam on  the  Peace-
Athabasca delta.  J. Fish. Res. Bd Can., 32:171-176.

**Ward, J. V.  (1984)  Ecological perspectives in the  management
of aquatic insect habitat.  Pp.  558-577, In:  V. H. Resh, and D.
M. Rosenberg, eds. The ecology of aquatic insects.  Prauger  Pub-
lishers, New York.

**Ward, J. V. , and J. A. Stanford. (1983).  The  serial  discon-
tinuity concept of lotic ecosystems.  Pp.  29-42, In:  T. D. Fon-
taine, and S. M. Bartell, eds.   Dynamics  of  lotic  ecosystems.
Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

**J.V. Ward and J.A. Stanford (1979)


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