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Invertebrate colonization rates in the tailwater of a Kentucky flood-control reservoir

Journal of Freshwater Ecology

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DOI: 10.1080/02705060.1985.9665089

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Abstract

Invertebrate colonization on newly introduced rock substrates was examined from July through October 1982 in the tailwater of Barren River Lake, Kentucky. Chironomidae, the dominant taxon of benthic insects, reached full colonization by day 14. Colonization by Oligochaeta, the other major invertebrate taxon, was not completed by the end of the 95-day period of observation. It may have been delayed because insufficient food (periphyton and detritus) had accumulated on the clean rocks. Rapid recolonization of dewatered substrates may be especially critical for maintaining adequate fish food in tailwaters of flood-control reservoir.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Invertebrate colonization rates in the tailwater of a Kentucky flood-control reservoir
Series title:
Journal of Freshwater Ecology
DOI:
10.1080/02705060.1985.9665089
Volume:
3
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1985
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oikos Publishers
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Western Fisheries Research Center
Description:
8 p.
First page:
27
Last page:
34
Country:
United States
State:
Kentucky
Other Geospatial:
Barren River Lake