A Comparison of Two Reservoir Projects and Associated Fisheries Impacts

by Barbara A. Schauer, Black & Veatch, Engineers-Architects, Kansas City, MO, USA,
Alan B. Cooper, Black & Veatch, Engineers-Architects, Kansas City, MO, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Optimizing the Resources for Water Management

Abstract: The evaluation of environmental impacts is a critical component of reservoir project development. Impacts to fisheries are especially significant because of the extensive alteration to habitat that results. Utilizing the habitat value approach to fisheries impact assessment offers a variety of opportunities for avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating impacts; facilitating regulatory acceptance of project development; and cost saving.

Subject Headings: Fish management | Reservoirs | Comparative studies | Value engineering | Construction costs | Economic factors | North America | United States | Virginia | Maryland

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