Fish assemblage composition and mapped mesohabitat features over a range of streamflows in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, winter 2011-12, summer 2012

Scientific Investigations Map 3350
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Abstract

This report documents differences in the mapped spatial extents and physical characteristics of in-channel fish habitat evaluated at the mesohabitat scale during winter 2011–12 (moderate streamflow) and summer 2012 (low streamflow) at 15 sites on the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico starting about 3 kilometers downstream from Cochiti Dam and ending about 40 kilometers upstream from Elephant Butte Reservoir. The results of mesohabitat mapping, physical characterization, and fish assemblage surveys are summarized from the data that were collected. The report also presents general comparisons of physical mesohabitat data, such as wetted area and substrate type, and biological mesohabitat data, which included fish assemblage composition, species richness, Rio Grande silvery minnow relative abundance, and Rio Grande silvery minnow catch per unit effort.

Suggested Citation

Pearson, D.K., Braun, C.L., and Moring, J.B., 2015, Fish assemblage composition and mapped mesohabitat features over a range of streamflows in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, winter 2011–12, summer 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3350, 7 sheets, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3350.

ISSN: 2329-132X (online)

ISSN: 2329-1311 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Methods of Investigation
  • Fish Assemblage Composition and Mapped Mesohabitat Features
  • Peña Blanca Sampling Site
  • Bernalillo Sampling Site
  • La Orilla Sampling Site
  • Barelas Sampling Site
  • Los Padillas Sampling Site
  • Los Lunas I Sampling Site
  • Los Lunas II Sampling Site
  • Abeytas Sampling Site
  • La Joya Sampling Site
  • Rio Salado Sampling Site
  • Lemitar Sampling Site
  • Arroyo del Tajo Sampling Site
  • San Pedro Sampling Site
  • Bosque del Apache I Sampling Site
  • Bosque del Apache II Sampling Site
  • Selected References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Fish assemblage composition and mapped mesohabitat features over a range of streamflows in the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico, winter 2011-12, summer 2012
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 3350
DOI 10.3133/sim3350
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Texas Water Science Center
Description 7 Sheets
Country United States
State New Mexico
Other Geospatial Middle Rio Grande
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y