Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: North Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

North Carolina Project

Reproductive ecology and habitat relations of the robust redhorse in the Pee Dee River.

August 2007 - June 2010


Participating Agencies

  • North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Research was conducted to accomplish the following objectives with the ultimate goal to improve our understanding of robust redhorse reproductive and habitat ecology to ensure the long-term survival and population enhancement of this imperiled species. 1. Quantitatively describe changes in potential and observed robust redhorse spawning habitat before and after implementing a spring minimum flow. 2. Describe how robust redhorse use the habitat before and after minimum flows are established. 3. Assess how flow augmentation may affect survival of viable eggs.