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Hydrology and recreation of the cold-water rivers of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, 1973

By: Hendrickson, G.E., Knutilla, R.L., and Doonan, C.J.

Abstract

Recreational values of the cold-water rivers of Michiganís upper peninsula are dependent on streamflow characteristics, water quality, and character of channel, bed, and banks. All recreational values are generally benefited by relatively uniform streamflow, clear water free from objectionable contaminants, and forested river banks protected from excessive erosion. Trout populations may be limited by stream temperature, bottom vegetation, variability of streamflow, and discharge per unit drainage area. Preservation of recreational values of upper peninsula streams chiefly requires the control of manmade changes in the hydrologic environment.(KNAPP-USGS)

RECORD ID: 7411986

F&G CODE: 06b; 06g; 05g

Publication
Hendrickson, G.E., Knutilla, R.L., and Doonan, C.J., 1973, Hydrology and recreation of the cold-water rivers of Michigan's Upper Peninsula: Michigan Department of Natural Resources Water Information Series Report 4.

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