Montana Fishery Project
Effects of the Reservoir Headwater Environment on Survival and Behavior of Larval Sturgeon
December 2007 - October 2011
- Christopher Guy, Principal Investigator
- Hilary Billman, Staff
- Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks
Our goal is to determine the fate and behavior of larval pallid sturgeon and shovelnose sturgeon in a reservoir headwater. The results from this study will address the contemporary theory that sturgeon larvae drift in to reservoirs and succumb to mortality, thus the lack of sturgeon recruitment is a function of drift distance and reservoir headwater environments.