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

Oklahoma Project

Determining the instream flow needs to support the federally threatened Arkansas River Shiner

August 2017 - September 2019


Participating Agencies

  • U.S. Geological Survey

The Arkansas River Shiner is an emblematic species of pelagophil because it is federally threatened. It is assumed to require migrations to complete their life history though little is known about their movements outside of the summer season. Our objectives are to link available habitat to discharge patterns and link migration patterns to the timing of particular flow and temperatures.