Fish inventory and anadromous cataloging in the Susitna River, Matanuska River, and Knik River basins, 2003 and 2011 /
During August 2003 and July-August 2011, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish conducted an inventory of stream fish assemblages and associated aquatic and riparian habitats in a 53,445 square-km. study area comprising the upper Cook Inlet basin bounded by the Alaska Range t...
|Additional Author(s):||Buckwalter, Joseph D.,|
Reed, Daniel J.
|Corporate Contributor(s):||Alaska. Division of Sport Fish, Research, and Technical Services.|
Alaska. Division of Sport Fish.
Alaska. Division of Commercial Fisheries.
|Publisher:||Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish, Research and Technical Services,|
|Report Numbers:||SuWa 209|
|Funding Numbers:||Funded by: 1) qualified outer continental shelf oil and gas revenues by the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Interior; 2) the Alaska Energy Authority; and 3) State Wildlife Grant|
|Series:||Fishery data series ;
no. 14-04. |
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project document ; no. 209.
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|Summary:||During August 2003 and July-August 2011, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish conducted an inventory of stream fish assemblages and associated aquatic and riparian habitats in a 53,445 square-km. study area comprising the upper Cook Inlet basin bounded by the Alaska Range to the north and west, the Chugach Mountains to the south, and the Copper River basin to the east. (In addition to the Susitna River watershed, this included Maguire Creek and the watersheds of the Matanuska and Knik rivers.) Some 357 study sites were visited in streams ranging in size from wadeable headwaters to the mainstem Susitna River. At each site, data was collected describing site location, aquatic habitat, riparian vegetation, and fish-assemblage composition. Fish were collected primarily using backpack and boat-mounted electrofishers. In total, 19 fish species, representing 12 genuses, and 7 families were found. Anadromous fish were documented at 114 study sites. As a result of this inventory, a total stream length of 830 km. of previously unlisted anadromous fish habitat was added to the State of Alaska's "Catalog of Waters Important for the Spawning, Rearing or Migration of Anadromous Fishes." The primary fish-collection gear type used was single-pass electrofishing.|
|Physical Description:||iv, 1291 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm.|
|Notes:||"Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Divisions of Sport Fish and Commercial Fisheries"--Cover.|
This document describes the full multi-basin inventory in detail. Preliminary results of the August 2011 fish inventory in the upper Susitna River subbasin were published in: Synopsis of ADF&G's upper Susitna drainage fish inventory, August 2011 / principal investigator, Joseph D. Buckwalter. However, that synopsis contains a list of species found at electrofished reaches in the upper Susitna River subbasin (Table 2) and 14 maps (plus index map) of the subbasin that are not included in this full inventory.
This version of the document is made available by Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) on behalf of Alaska Energy Authority for the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project.
ARLIS assigned report number: SuWa 209.
|Related Titles:||Replacement in part of (work): Buckwalter, Joseph D. Synopsis of ADF&G's upper Susitna drainage fish inventory, August 2011. Anchorage, AK : ADF&G Division of Sport Fish,  This preliminary synopsis includes Table 2 and 15 maps for the upper Susitna basin not found in the document for the full multi-basin inventory.|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-46).|