Hydrobiologia

, Volume 88, Issue 3, pp 295–298 | Cite as

Decrease in stream gravel permeability after clear-cut logging: an indication of intragravel conditions for developing salmonid eggs and alevins

  • J. R. Moring
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Abstract

Average gravel permeabilities decreased significantly in an Oregon, U.S.A., stream after 82% of the drainage basin was clear-cut. Patterns remained statistically normal in a stream of an unlogged drainage basin and in a stream in a drainage area that was 25% clear-cut, but with riparian buffer strips about 30 m wide left along the stream. It is cautioned that decreases in yearly permeability values can reflect adverse intragravel conditions for developing salmonid eggs and alevins, even if other environmental changes, particularly the amount of sediment fines in gravel, are not as apparent.

Keywords

permeability gravel salmonids streams logging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. R. Moring
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  1. 1.Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeOregon State UniversityCorvallisU.S.A.

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