Effects of hydraulic structures on fish passage: an evaluation of 2D vs 3D hydraulic analysis methods
Channel-spanning hydraulic structures can act as barriers to upstream fish movement. Negative consequences associated with this disruption of longitudinal habitat connectivity highlight the need for accurate and practicable assessment techniques. Three-dimensional evaluation methods have been shown to resolve the complex flow at in-stream structures and accurately predict fish movement; yet three-dimensional modeling can be impractical due to time and resource requirements. This study investigates using a two-dimensional computational fluid dynamics model and statistical analyses to describe the ...
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