Use automated detection systems to prevent flood gates and locks from closing when mammals are present
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Marine and freshwater mammals may swim through water structures, such as flood gates or navigation locks, and may be stranded, drowned or crushed (e.g. Ackerman et al. 1995). This intervention involves using automated detection systems to prevent gates/locks from closing when mammals are present.
Ackerman B.B., Wright S.D., Bonde R., Odell D. & Banowetz D.J. (1995) Trends and patterns in mortality of manatees in Florida, 1974–1991. Pages 223–258 in: Population biology of the Florida manatee. National Biological Service, Information and Technical Report 1, Washington D.C.