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Accession Number PB2013-104753
Title Evaluation of the Fish Community and Related Ecological Features of Cedar Creek, Muskegon County.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 31p
Personal Author R. P. O'Neal
Abstract Biological and physical evaluations of Cedar Creek were conducted between 1995 and 2006 to assist in developing resource management decisions. Gradient, artificial ditching, discharge, low-flow yield, water temperature, bank stability, bank vegetation, substrate composition, instream wood cover, and fish species composition, abundance, and biomass were evaluated. The middle segment of Cedar Creek supports a self-sustaining coldwater fish community containing brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis, rainbow trout (steelhead) Oncorhynchus mykiss, and Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha. The lower segment flows through the Muskegon River floodplain and contains fish species that prefer warmer water. The headwaters have significant agricultural development that has increased bank erosion. Protection and restoration efforts will be needed to maintain coldwater fisheries as development of the watershed continues; special emphasis needs to be directed at stormwater management.
Keywords Abundance
Agricultural development
Bank erosion
Biological evaluations
Brook trout(Salvelimus fontinalis)
Cedar Creek(Muskegon County)
Chinook salmon(Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
Coldwater fish community
Fish community
Fish species
Physical evaluations
Rainbow trout(steelhead(Oncorhynchus mykiss))
Resource management
Stormwater management

Source Agency United States Fish and Wildlife Service
NTIS Subject Category 57H - Ecology
70B - Management Practice
98F - Fisheries & Aquaculture
Corporate Author Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, Lansing. Fisheries Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1310
Contract Number N/A

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