Thermal “Resetting” of Streams by Reservoir Releases with Special Reference to Effects on Salmonid Fishes

  • D. T. Crisp


A general review of effects of impoundments, including temperature effects, (Brooker 1981), brief reviews of the thermal regimes in natural and regulated streams (Ward & Stanford 1979; Ward 1982) and a review of thermal regimes in rivers (Smith 1972) have been published in recent years. The nature and size of thermal changes associated with impoundment are variable and we do not yet know enough to reach firm generalizations. Therefore, this paper makes a brief general survey and illustrates this by a small number of specific examples. This leads to an examination of the effects upon fish populations, with particular reference to salmonid fishes, especially the brown trout (Salmo trutta L.).


Atlantic Salmon Temperature Regime Brown Trout Thermal Regime Instantaneous Growth Rate 
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  • D. T. Crisp
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  1. 1.Freshwater Biological AssociationThe Ferry HouseFar Sawrey, Ambleside, CumbriaUK

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