Impacts and costs study at LCDO facilities

Project ID: 1608
Principal Investigator: Joseph Kubitschek
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Funded Fiscal Years: 2016
Keywords: None

Research Question

What are the costs and impacts of mussel infestations to Reclamation LCDO facilities?

Need and Benefit

Dreissenid mussel infestations have increased the O&M costs, this research will attempt to calculate these costs for future budget planning.

Contributing Partners

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

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Impacts and costs study at LCDO facilities (final, PDF, 388KB)
By Joe Kubitschek
Publication completed on September 30, 2016

The objective of this report is determine mussel-related impacts, quantify associated costs, and establish a process for future tracking of impacts and costs at infested Reclamation facilities along the lower reaches of the Colorado River. This includes Hoover Dam, Davis Dam, and Parker Dam and their respective powerplants.


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