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Title
Evaluation of Mitigation Effectiveness at Hydropower Projects: Fish Passage
Creator
Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Date Created and/or Issued
9/30/03
Publication Information
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: Hydroelectric dams can be barriers to upstream-migrating fish and a source of mortality from turbine passage to downstream migrants. To mitigate these impacts, many projects arc required to install upstream and downstream fish passage facilities, as stipulated in the articles associated with the licenses that are issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of this mitigation in achieving the goal of fishery resource protection. The evaluation was based on information from fish passage effectiveness monitoring plans and annual reports which are filed with FERC by licensees and stored in the eLibrary database. Fish passage is one of several mitigation areas (others include shoreline management, water quality, and recreation) that are being reviewed as part of the FERC strategic plan for meeting the intent of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.
Type
text
Form/Genre
digital copy
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2kk9bd1
375
Language
eng
Subject
Fisheries and fish passage
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
United States
Relation
http://elibrary.ferc.gov/IDMWS/search/intermediate.asp?link_desc=yes&slcfilelist=9999101:0

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