The electrical resistivity meter in fishery investigations

Special Scientific Report - Fisheries 287



A portable resistivity (or conductivity) meter is easily used in fishery investigations to obtain rapid and precise measurements of the electrical resistance (or conductance) of waters. These measurements can be used to estimate the total dissolved solids content of waters, to facilitate the selection of appropriate gear for efficient electrofishing, and to determine the velocity, stretch-out, dilution, and effective range of a solute over miles of a stream in conjunction with chemical reclamation operations. Applications of resistivity measurements on Appalachian streams are discussed.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title The electrical resistivity meter in fishery investigations
Series title Special Scientific Report - Fisheries
Series number 287
Year Published 1959
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description 13 p.