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Title: Procedure for developing biological input for the design, location, or modification of water-intake structures

To minimize adverse impact on aquatic ecosystems resulting from the operation of water intake structures, design engineers must have relevant information on the behavior, physiology and ecology of local fish and shellfish. Identification of stimulus/response relationships and the environmental factors that influence them is the first step in incorporating biological information in the design, location or modification of water intake structures. A procedure is presented in this document for providing biological input to engineers who are designing, locating or modifying a water intake structure. The authors discuss sources of stimuli at water intakes, historical approaches in assessing potential/actual impact and review biological information needed for intake design.
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Report Number(s):
PNL-3688; FWS/OBS-82/13.1
ON: DE82020946
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
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