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Hydraulics of the vertical slot fishway, a case study on the Vianney-Legendre fishway in Quebec, Canada

  • Author / Creator
    Marriner, Bryan A
  • To follow is a case study on the hydraulics of the Vianney-Legendre vertical slot fishway on the Richelieu River in southwestern Quebec, Canada. This fishway is made up of three segments of linearly connected regular pools connected via two turning pools. It is known to pass multiple species of fish and is one of few worldwide to have documentation of successful passage of a species of sturgeon (lake sturgeons Acipenser fulvescens). The overall hydraulics of the fishway are characterized through field study and numerical modelling. A lack of hydraulic understanding coupled with recent links to high rates of fish passage failures are cause for study of turning pools. Consequently, numerical modeling is used to assess the hydraulic characteristics of seven turning pool design alternatives. It is hoped the results emanating from this study will act as reference to future fishway designs aimed at passing multiple species of fish.

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  • Graduation date
    2013-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3XD0R592
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Specialization
    • Water Resources Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Zhu, David (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
    • Cooke, Steve (Department of Biology, Carleton University)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Yu, Tong (Civil and Environmental Engineering)