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dc.creator Karatayev, Alexander
dc.creator Burlakova, Lyubov
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-25T23:08:59Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-12T23:00:12Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-25T23:08:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-12T23:00:12Z
dc.date.created 2007-11-09
dc.date.issued 2009-11-25T23:08:59Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/6734
dc.description.abstract Field surveys of freshwater mussels (family Unionidae) were conducted at 49 sites in 22 waterbodies (4 rivers, 7 reservoirs, and 11 streams) within the Red, Trinity, Neches, and Sabine drainage basins using standard qualitative and quantitative methods. Depth, dominant substrates, GPS coordinates, and water chemistry were recorded at each site. Abundant and diverse mussel beds were located in the Sulphur, Angelina, and Neches rivers. These sites can be used for future monitoring. Several waterbodies were surveyed for the first time (i.e. Cooper Reservoir, Wright Patman Reservoir, Houston County Reservoir, Striker Reservoir, and lower Sabine River tributaries). Extreme rainfall and flooding in 2007 prevented successful sampling of several sites. Mussel populations in a number of waterbodies (i.e. Sulphur River, Cooper Reservoir, Houston County Reservoir, B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir, Toledo Bend Reservoir) were severely damaged during previous droughts or drawdowns. Several sites with abundant and diverse unionid assemblages were suggested for monitoring, conservation, and recovery plans. This survey will provide data necessary for successful management and conservation of unionids in East Texas rivers and reservoirs. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship State Wildlife Grants Program - Federal Aid Project en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject mussels en_US
dc.subject freshwater en_US
dc.subject East Texas en_US
dc.subject Red River en_US
dc.subject Trinity River en_US
dc.subject Neches River en_US
dc.subject Sabine River en_US
dc.title East Texas Mussel Survey en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.department Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering en_US

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