habitat restoration, native fishes, introduced predator effects, habitat complexity
Historically, the Provo river, located in Utah and Wasatch Cos., Utah, was a clear-flowing stream with headwaters in the western edge of the Uinta mountains that emptied into Utah Lake near Provo, Utah. The river had a wide flood plain and a braided channel, especially in the Heber valley and Utah valley areas. Diversion of water and construction of water storage facilities began in the late 1800's and intensified in the 1900's. Deer Creek reservoir was built in the 1950's and diking and channelization continued until the construction of Jordanelle reservoir in the late 1980's. The Provo River Restoration Project, began in the early 1990's, is a federally funded project.
Original Publication Citation
Belk, M.C. 2001. Restoration of fish habitat in the Provo River: a multispecies approach (extended abstract). Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science 37:79-81.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Belk, Mark C., "Restoration of fish habitat in the Provo river: a multispecies approach" (2001). Faculty Publications. 5476.
Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science
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