Impact of flooding in a Sonoran desert stream, including elimination of an endangered fish population ( Poeciliopsis o. occidentalis, Poeciliidae.

James Collins, C. Young, J. Howell, W. L. Minckley

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Abstract

Tule Creek is an intermittent stream draining Sonoran desertscrub in Yavapai Co., Arizona. An 800m segment has perennial surface discharge. Extensive flooding in winter 1978 had the following immediate impacts on the system: 1) an introduced population of the endangered Sonoran topminnow was destroyed; 2) substrate erosion and entrainment removed vegetation, reduced number of pools, straightened and deepened the channel; and 3) canyon treefrog Hyla arenicolor and saltcedar Tamarix chinensis were introduced.-from Sport Fishery Abstracts

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-423
Number of pages9
JournalSouthwestern Naturalist
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981

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Tamarix chinensis
Fundulidae
ephemeral streams
Poeciliidae
Tamarix
Sonoran Desert
Hyla
Hylidae
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sports
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endangered species
entrainment
canyon
flooding
desert
fishery
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Impact of flooding in a Sonoran desert stream, including elimination of an endangered fish population ( Poeciliopsis o. occidentalis, Poeciliidae. / Collins, James; Young, C.; Howell, J.; Minckley, W. L.

In: Southwestern Naturalist, Vol. 26, No. 4, 1981, p. 415-423.

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