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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I know there are at least a couple of you out there that read these forums. Can someone direct me to some fairly decent resources that explain the various elements of geology in my part of the state that make for such great trout habitat? As a sometimes fisherperson, I get all the stuff about spring fed and structure, but wanted to gather up some more scientific stuff regarding the geology behind it all. I found little bits and pieces from a hydrology field trip itinerary, but not enough. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

not a geologist but one thing that make for good habitat is the ability to maintain cold water temperatures. This is one of the reasons Spring fed creeks are good trout habitat as most trout are cold water fish and do not survive well even in cool water. some species can survive in cool waters but thrive in the cold waters.
(probably aready knew that though).

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Sparse Grey Hackle
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Try the local chapter of Trout Unlimited or a Limnologist at the UW Limnology Lab.
from Wikipedia

Limnology (pronounced /lɪmˈnɒlədʒi/, lim-NOL-uh-jee; from Greek: Λίμνη limnee, "lake"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge") is the study of inland waters. It is often regarded as a division of ecology or environmental science. It covers the biological, chemical, physical, geological, and other attributes of all inland waters (running and standing waters, both fresh and saline, natural or man-made). This includes the study of lakes and ponds, rivers, springs, streams and wetlands.[1] A more recent sub-discipline of limnology, termed landscape limnology, studies, manages, and conserves these aquatic ecosystems using a landscape perspective.

Limnology is closely related to aquatic ecology and hydrobiology, which study aquatic organisms in particular regard to their hydrological environment.

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks. I did come across a nice extended document from TU and a program they're involved in around here. Interesting information and gives me some direction.

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