Assessment of the Impacts of Development and Operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on Mainstem Riverine Processes and Salmon Habitats

Dennis Dauble, Columbia River Research Laboratory

This resource is an assessment of the impacts of development and operation of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on mainstream riverine processes and salmon habitats. The report consists of three separate, but closely related, studies: 1) identify the amount of mainstem river salmon spawning and juvenile rearing habitat lost to development and operations of the Columbia River hydroelectric system, 2) identify the types of ecological modifications that have occurred, and 3) suggest areas or actions with particular potential for restoration of riverine habitat.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning:Large-Scale Development, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Biology
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Opinion
Data Source: Observational Data
Environmental Policy: Environmental Decision-Making
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater