Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) User’s Manual

Open-File Report 2021-1052
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The Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) was developed to simulate the transport and dispersion of invasive carp eggs and larvae in a river. FluEgg currently (2020) supports modeling of bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), silver carp (H. molitrix), and grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), with the planned addition of black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus) once developmental data are available. FluEgg integrates the biological development of invasive carp eggs and larvae with a particle transport model that simulates the advection and dispersion of the eggs and larvae based on user-supplied one-dimensional hydraulic conditions. FluEgg can be used to evaluate the hydrodynamic suitability of a river for invasive carp spawning, to inform sampling and monitoring efforts, and to identify the most likely spawning areas of captured eggs or larvae.

Suggested Citation

Domanski, M.M., LeRoy, J.Z., Berutti, M., and Jackson, P.R., 2021, Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) user’s manual: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2021–1052, 30 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20211052.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Installation
  • Graphical User Interface for the Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg)
  • Reverse Modeling
  • Plotting and Post-Processing Results
  • Example Applications
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Fluvial Egg Drift Simulator (FluEgg) user’s manual
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2021-1052
DOI 10.3133/ofr20211052
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Illinois-Iowa-Missouri Water Science Center, Central Midwest Water Science Center
Description Report: vii, 30 p.; Software Release
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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