TitleEffects of the construction of a reservoir on the fish assemblage in an inflow river
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsHladik, M, Kubečka, J, Mrkvička, T, Cech, M, Drastik, V, Frouzová, J, Hohausova, E, Matena, J, Matenova, V, Kratochvil, M, Peterka, J, Prchalova, M, Vasek, M
JournalCzech Journal of Animal Science

The construction of the Rimov Reservoir on the Malse River in 1978 significantly influenced the fish assemblage within the river, above the reservoir. Fish species that had successfully colonised the reservoir after impoundment expanded to the inflowing river. The changes in the riverine fish assemblage up to the first impassable weir (4 km upstream) reflected the development of the reservoir assemblage after an impoundment boom of pike (Esox lucius), then the perch (Perca fluviatilis) dominated phase and later the final cyprinid-dominated phase. The changes in the fish fauna over the period 1978-2002 were significant (chi(2), p