The Regulated Stream and Salmon Management

  • J. H. Mundie


The purpose of this paper is to provide a broad review of the implications, both positive and negative, of regulated stream discharge for salmon management. Generally, regulation is taken to mean the intentional alteration of the discharge of a natural stream for a particular purpose. Usually, the alteration is the consequence of impounding water behind a dam; the stored water may be used to generate power, to irrigate crops, or to provide a recreational lake. To cover the application, however, of regulated discharge to salmon production it is instructive to extend the definition to include control of flow in semi-natural or artificial side-channels to rivers. Comparisons can then be made of the effects of partial and of total regulation, and new potentials can be identified.


Chum Salmon Chinook Salmon Juvenile Salmon Salmon Smolt Steelhead Trout 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Mundie
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  1. 1.Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Fisheries and Marine ServicePacific Biological StationNanaimoCanada

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