Dedicated to the Conservation of Southeastern Fishes
1998 Report of Region 6 - Southwest
All is pretty quiet on the western front, at least in regard to environmental issues involving streams. Jack Killgore and Bradley Lewis (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS), are evaluating the feasibility of restoring spawning habitat in the Cypress Bayou system. Controlled discharges from Lake O' the Pines, simulating natural hydroperiods, are being evaluated by sampling larval fish assemblages from floodplain habitats.
Christine Davis (Northeast Louisiana University) is studying age, growth and reproduction of the redfin darter, Etheostoma whipplei artesiae, in a Gulf coastal plain watershed. Brian Hooper (Northeast Louisiana University) is examining fish assemblages associated with flotants in Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge north of Monroe.