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Mississippi River Fisheries Studies

Electrofishing for pallid sturgeon.

The pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus) was federally listed as an endangered species in 1990. The Mississippi Valley Division of the Corps of Engineers has worked with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct studies in the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) and the Middle Mississippi River (MMR) since 2000 to better understand the status and trends of pallid sturgeon, and how our projects may affect recovery of the species. (Read a 2013 summary of the ERDC Mississippi River Studies)


The Mississippi River and Tributaries System 2011 Post-Flood Report, Appendix F, Environmental and Cultural Resources, Section V, Entrainment of Pallid Sturgeon Through Floodways During the 2011 Lower Mississippi River Flood, summarizes the efforts to enumerate and relocate strugeon that may have been entrained by various spillways and flood control efforts. (Read Section V)


Video link: Pallid Sturgeon