Conditions for growth and survival of bull trout in Beulah Reservoir, Oregon. Annual report 2002
The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) constructed Agency Valley Dam on the North Fork of the Malheur River in 1934-35, creating Beulah Reservoir. The project is operated and maintained by the Vale Irrigation District for irrigation and downstream flood control. There is currently no formal agreement for a minimum pool level at Beulah Reservoir, but project operators of Agency Valley Dam and BOR are considering management alternatives. Although the project is not operated for fish and wildlife values, the reservoir supports a rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss fishery and also seasonally harbors an adfluvial population of bull trout Salvelinus confluentus (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife [ODFW], unpublished data). Bull trout were listed by the USFWS as a threatened species throughout the Columbia and Klamath river basins in 1998, and Oregon has listed the North Fork Malheur River population “Of Special Concern”.
|Publication Subtype||Federal Government Series|
|Title||Conditions for growth and survival of bull trout in Beulah Reservoir, Oregon. Annual report 2002|
|Publisher||U.S. Bureau of Reclamation|
|Contributing office(s)||Western Fisheries Research Center|
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