Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Arkansas Minimum Flow Problem Solved?
Could a new device be the solution to the lack of dissolved oxygen that can plague tail waters during the hot summer months? The Supersaturated Dissolved Oxygen or Ozone Injector invented by University of Arkansas Engineering Department, can shoot a stream of dissolved oxygen directly into a body of water without disrupting the natural flow of the water column. This could make it ideal an ideal system for oxygenating trout streams.
"This can provide habitat for fish and may allow oxygenation of tailwaters from hydroelectric dams so trout fishing can occur during summer months when tailwaters ordinarily do not have sufficient oxygen to support fish. The potential economic impact of a prolonged trout season in Arkansas may be a significant benefit to the state." And all the trout fishermen said, "Go Razorbacks!"