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Re: Impacts of divers (noise thereof and in general)


Eldan Goldenberg <[log in to unmask]>


Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>


Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:51:18 -0700





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There's a group in Maine called the Low Impact Hydropower Institute,
which has done a lot of work in this area. You can probably find
useful information about it from their website:

Eldan Goldenberg
Professional Training Program Manager
Northwest Environmental Training Center
A non-profit 501(c)(3) program of EOS Alliance
Improving public health and environmental quality through citizen
engagement and stewardship
v: 206-762-1976 --- f: 206-762-1979

On Mar 11, 2009, at 10:18 AM, Piorkowski, Robert J (DFG) wrote:

> I have a question for the group sort of along these lines.
> I run the freshwater fisheries resource permit program for the Alaska
> Department of Fish and Game. With high fuel prices still vivid in the
> minds of many, a number of remote villages in Alaska, located on large
> rivers, are looking into the possibility of installing small, run of
> the
> river hydro-electric generators thereby reducing remote village fuel
> costs. Studies to better understand possible impacts these units might
> have on fisheries resources, especially salmon and whitefish, are now
> being developed. There is concern that these units could kill fish in
> their turbines and/or drive fish away from feeding areas or
> traditional
> migration routes with the vibrations.
> Are there any papers out there that investigated these issues in other
> areas?
> Thanks in advance for your help. Wishing you all the best,
> Bob
> Bob Piorkowski, Ph.D.
> Alaska Department of Fish and Game-SF
> Box 115526, Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526
> Work (907)465-6109 Fax (907)465-2772
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