Presence of fish in irrigation diversions from the Verde River and Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona

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Title:
Presence of fish in irrigation diversions from the Verde River and Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona
Author:
Roy, Richard R.(Richard Roger),1961-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Large amounts of water are diverted from the Verde River and Wet Beaver Creek for agricultural irrigation in the Verde Valley. Fish populations in two irrigation diversions were sampled and fish were collected during a one year period to determine habitat suitability, the relative abundance, and fate of fishes. The most abundant species found in these diversions were red shiners and smallmouth bass. Irrigation diversions generally did not provide habitat suitable for fish and did not support large fish communities. Frequent drawdowns and irrigation of fields limited the amounts of suitable habitat in the diversions. Most fish present in the diversions during drawdowns became stranded in shallow pools and were subject to predation by raccoons, herons, kingfishers and man.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Fishes -- Arizona -- Verde River.; Fishes -- Arizona -- Wet Beaver Creek.; Fishes -- Habitat.; Diversion structures (Hydraulic engineering) -- Arizona -- Verde River Valley.; Irrigation canals and flumes -- Arizona -- Verde River Valley.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ziebell, Charles D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePresence of fish in irrigation diversions from the Verde River and Wet Beaver Creek, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorRoy, Richard R.(Richard Roger),1961-en_US
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Richard R.(Richard Roger),1961-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLarge amounts of water are diverted from the Verde River and Wet Beaver Creek for agricultural irrigation in the Verde Valley. Fish populations in two irrigation diversions were sampled and fish were collected during a one year period to determine habitat suitability, the relative abundance, and fate of fishes. The most abundant species found in these diversions were red shiners and smallmouth bass. Irrigation diversions generally did not provide habitat suitable for fish and did not support large fish communities. Frequent drawdowns and irrigation of fields limited the amounts of suitable habitat in the diversions. Most fish present in the diversions during drawdowns became stranded in shallow pools and were subject to predation by raccoons, herons, kingfishers and man.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFishes -- Arizona -- Verde River.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFishes -- Arizona -- Wet Beaver Creek.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFishes -- Habitat.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDiversion structures (Hydraulic engineering) -- Arizona -- Verde River Valley.en_US
dc.subject.lcshIrrigation canals and flumes -- Arizona -- Verde River Valley.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairZiebell, Charles D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMaughan, O. Eugeneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMatter, William J.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc212627695en_US
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