Tag Archives: Aquatic Life

Organochlorine Compounds in Bed Sediment and Fish Tissues in the South Platte River Basin, USA, 1992-1993.

Abstract (Aquatic Life, Pollution – Humans) Bed-sediment and fish-tissue samples were collected in the South Platte River Basin to determine the occurrence and distribution of organochlorine compounds in the basin. During August–November 1992 and August 1993, bed sediment (23 sites) … Continue reading

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Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecosystems in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado and Wyoming.

Abstract (Pollution – Humans, Aquatic Life) This report describes the effects of urbanization on physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of stream ecosystems in 28 basins along an urban land-use gradient in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado and Wyoming, from … Continue reading

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Potential Habitat Loss and Population Fragmentation for Cold Water Fish in the North Platte River Drainage of the Rocky Mountains: Response to Climate Warming.

Abstract (Aquatic Life, Conservation of Natural Resources, Pollution – Climate) We used three approaches to examine potential habitat loss in relation to climate warming for cold water species of fish in the North Platte River drainage in Wyoming. The projected … Continue reading

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Influence of Regulation on Environmental Conditions and the Macroinvertebrate Community in the Upper Colorado River.

Abstract (Pollution – Humans, Aquatic Life) The influence of stream regulation on environmental conditions and concomitant alterations of macroinvertebrate community structure was determined from field studies conducted from September 1981-June 1983 at three sites on the upper Colorado River. Site … Continue reading

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Concentration, Distribution, and Comparison of Selected Trace Elements in Bed Sediment and Fish Tissue in the South Platte River Basin, USA, 1992-1993.

Abstract (Pollution, Sediment, Aquatic Life) During August–November 1992 and August 1993, bed sediment and fish liver were sampled in the South Platte River Basin and analyzed for 45 elements in bed sediment and 19 elements in fish liver. The results … Continue reading

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Movements, Habitat Selection, and Activity Periods of Northern Pile in Eleven Mile Reservoir, Colorado.

Abstract (Wildlife, Aquatic Life) Ultrasonic telemetry was used to determine movements, habitat use, and activity patterns of 21 adult northern pike Esox lucius in Eleven Mile Reservoir, Colorado. Individual fish were monitored for periods up to 13 months. Most movements paralleled … Continue reading

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The Macroinvertebrates and a Fish of a Colorado Stream During a Period of Fluctuating Discharge.

Abstract (Aquatic Life) 1. During a 2-year study of the fish and macroinvertebrates of a third-order montane stream, a severe drought in the first year resulted in a temporary cessation of surface flow. Flow was continuous during the second year. … Continue reading

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Distribution and Notes on the Biology of Phoxinus eos (Cyprinidae) in Colorado.

Abstract (Wildlife, Forest Ecology, Water Pollution) Distribution of the northern redbelly dace, Phoxinus eos, in the South Platte River Basin, Colorado, was historically restricted to a narrow band of stream habitat in the transition zone along the Front Range of … Continue reading

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Effects of Land Cover, Water Redistribution, and Temperature on Ecosystem Processes in the South Platte Basin.

Baron, J., Hartman, M., Kittle, T., Band, L., Ojima, D., & Lammers, R. (1998). Ecological Applications, 8:1037-1051. doi: 10.1890/1051-0761 More information coming.

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Water Quality Management of a Water Supply Reservoir.

  Abstract (Water Quality, Pollution, Aquatic Life, Watershed Planning) Aurora Reservoir in Colorado is the City of Aurora’s 30,000 acre-feet terminal water supply reservoir for the Wemlinger Water Treatment Plant. Oxygen loss during thermal stratification results in significant internal phosphorus … Continue reading

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