Studies on survival of nektonic organisms after passage through the fish pump system and exposure to thermal shock at the Cedar Bayou Generating Station, Houston Lighting & Power Company. Final Report.




Jobe, W.D.
Howard, C.L.
Scott, M.E.

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Southwest Research Institute


Houston Lighting & Power supported a study at the Cedar Bayou Generating Station to evaluate the effects of routing nektonic organisms impinged on the revolving intake screens around the plant through a fish pump system. This study was performed by personnel of Southwest Research Institute between June 1978 and May 1979. the primary and secondary objectives of the project were: (1) To study the survival rates of particular impinged species after passage through the fish pump system, and (2) To study survival rates of these impinged and pumped organisms when subjected to the elevated temperatures found in the discharge canal.


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Nekton, survival, water filters, pump stations, mortality, hydrological data, biological data, methodology, sand seatrout, Cynoscion Arenarius, spot, Leiostomus Xanthurus, Atlantic croaker, white shrimp, Penaeus Setiferus, brown shrimp, Penaeus Aztecus, blue crab, Callinectes Sapidus