Keywords

habitat restoration, native fishes, introduced predator effects, habitat complexity

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2001-6

Publisher

Journal of the Idaho Academy of Science

Language

English

College

Life Sciences

Department

Biology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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Biology Commons

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