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Status of the Sondu-Miriu River fish species diversity and fisheries: Sondu-Miriu Hydro-Power Project (SMHPP) operations

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dc.contributor.author Dickson Otieno Owiti, Raphael Achola Kapiyo, Esna Kerubo Bosire
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-03T09:49:14Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-03T09:49:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013-08-31
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2684
dc.description.abstract The Sondu-Miriu Hydroelectric Power Project (SMHPP) is a run-of-the-river hydro-power project on the Sondu-Miriu River, Kenya. The part of the river studied: between the Sondu Bridge upstream, and Osodo Bay on L. Victoria, was divided into three zones; 1. Upstream of the dam, artificial lake approximately 5 km long; 15–2 km wide, 2. Depleted section and, 3. Lower section. SMHPP caused part of river below the dam (depleted section) to reduce in volume during power generation. Since inception, construction and implementation of the project, concerns were raised that the project would result in loss of Labeo and Synodontisfishes which were singled out as most vulnerable. This investigation set to determine the effects of SMHPP on river’s fishes; and focused on species diversity, abundance and distribution. An electrofisher was used in sampling. The data obtained was compared with those reported earlier … en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Sondu-Miriu, hydropower project, electrofishing, fish diversity, river zones, fishing en_US
dc.title Status of the Sondu-Miriu River fish species diversity and fisheries: Sondu-Miriu Hydro-Power Project (SMHPP) operations en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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