How do fish react during flooding?

By Tim Grabowski (U.S. Geological Survey, Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit) FLOODS OFFER CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO FISHES In late May 2015, a series of storms produced the wettest month ever recorded in Texas and effectively marked the end of one of the worst droughts seen in the state. Flood events are essential for maintaining the long-term health and diversity of Texas streams, rivers and bays. The dramatic increase in flows and current velocities associated with flood events help to clear out accumulated debris and sediment, re-working the substrate and morphology of the channel and restoring or rebuilding important instream habitat features, such as gravel b

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