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I am currently an undergraduate in environmental science at The College at Brockport: State University of New York. I study both aquatic and terrestrial ecology with a passion for fisheries.

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Stream fragmentation is a serious issue that can have a negative impact on fish communities within the stream. Fragmentation is caused by human alterations, such as when dams are built. This separates sections of streams and does not allow fish to move upstream or downstream as needed. This is particularly important with anadromous species such as salmonids. Salmon will use homing capabilities to find their way back to their native stream for spawning.

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                To branch off my last blog post, “Highway construction impact on stream salmonid populations,” I have decided to take a deeper look into stream equilibrium. As described by the Vermont Rivers Program, stream equilibrium is “a balancing process associated with a set of interrelated stream physical adjustments that naturally maintain stream channels in their most efficient and least erosive form” (Figure 1.) The physical characteristics that are often affected are the width, depth, longitudinal slope, bed elevation, and sediment load.

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There has been significant research conducted that shows highway construction has altered trout and salmon populations in the western United States. Past highway construction practices did not follow the strict environmental guidelines that are required today. The construction of these highways has altered the stream environment from many different angles. Streams respond to channel alterations by changing local slopes and velocities, rearranging bed materials, transporting more or less sediment, and by changing the channel patterns or configuration.

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I am currently an undergraduate in environmental science at The College at Brockport: State University of New York. I study both aquatic and terrestrial ecology with a passion for fisheries.

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