Review of Monitoring Plans for Gas Bubble Disease Signs and Gas Supersaturation Levels on the Columbia and Snake Rivers.
Montgomery Watson was retained by the Bonneville Power Administration to evaluate the monitoring program for gas bubble disease signs and dissolved gas supersaturation levels on the Columbia and Snake rivers. The results of this evaluation will provide the basis for improving protocols and procedures for future monitoring efforts. Key study team members were Dr. John Colt, Dr. Larry Fidler, and Dr. Ralph Elston. On the week of June 6 through 10, 1994 the study team visited eight monitoring sites (smolt, adult, and resident fish) on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Additional protocol evaluations were conducted at the Willard Field Station (National Biological Survey) and Pacific Northwest Laboratories at Richland (Battelle). On June 13 and 14, 1994, the study team visited the North Pacific Division office of the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the Fish Passage Center to collect additional information and data on the monitoring programs. Considering the speed at which the Gas Bubble Trauma Monitoring Program was implemented this year, the Fish Passage Center and cooperating Federal, State, and Tribal Agencies have been doing an incredible job. Thirty-one specific recommendations are presented in this report and are summarized in Section 14.
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- Report Number(s):
ON: DE96001677; TRN: 96:002700
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: PBD: Jul 1994
- Research Org:
- Montgomery Watson, Richland, WA (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- US Bonneville Power Administration
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 13 HYDRO ENERGY; GAS BUBBLE DISEASE; MONITORING; FISHES; DISSOLVED GASES; SUPERSATURATION; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; DAMS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; RIVERS; COLUMBIA RIVER Gas bubble disease in fish
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