Fish Assemblages in the Upper Esopus Creek, NY: Current Status, Variability, and Controlling Factors

@inproceedings{Baldigo2015FishAI,
  title={Fish Assemblages in the Upper Esopus Creek, NY: Current Status, Variability, and Controlling Factors},
  author={Barry P. Baldigo and Scott D. George and Walter T. Keller},
  year={2015}
}
Abstract The Upper Esopus Creek receives water diversions from a neighboring basin through the Shandaken Tunnel (the portal) from the Schoharie Reservoir. Although the portal is closed during floods, mean flows and turbidity of portal waters are generally greater than in Esopus Creek above their confluence. These conditions could potentially affect local fish assemblages, yet such effects have not been assessed in this highly regulated stream. We studied water quality, hydrology, temperature… 
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