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:Energy:Renewable & Alternative Energy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Habitats, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Land Use and Planning:Large-Scale Development, Biology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Opinion, Research Results, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Data Source: Observational Data
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water