Regional instream flow needs in the Pacific Northwest an analysis of institutional, legal, and technological aspects of allocation processes for limited streamflow

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Published by State of Washington Water Research Center, Washington State University in Pullman .

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  • Water resources development -- Northwest, Pacific.,
  • Streamflow -- Northwest, Pacific.

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Statementby Harvey R. Doerksen ... [et al.].
SeriesReport - State of Washington Water Research Center ; no. 20, Report (State of Washington Water Research Center) ;, 20.
ContributionsDoerksen, Harvey R.
LC ClassificationsTD224.W2 S8 no. 20, TD223.7 S8 no. 20
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Paginationix, 177 p. ;
Number of Pages177
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Open LibraryOL5017512M
LC Control Number76620932

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Pacific Northwest Region Office of Columbia River April Columbia-Cascades Area Office Yakima River Basin Study. Instream Flow Needs.

Technical Memorandum. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Contract No. 08CAA ID/IQ, Task 3. Prepared by. Anchor QEA. HDR Engineering. Regional Instream Flow Needs in the Pacific Northwest.

Research Technical Completion Report, Water Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington H. Doerksen. Instream-Flow Needs for Anadromous Salmonids and Lamprey on the Pacific Coast, with Special Reference to the Pacific Southwest Robert L.

Vadas Jr. 1 Environmental Monitoring and Assessment vol pages – () Cite this articleCited by: Instream Flow % of stream miles with instream flow meeting instream water rights, seasonal flow requirements for salmonids, and/or sufficient to allow salmon access.

The minimum instream base flow requirements, established under Chapter WAC for several stream management units of the Snohomish River Basin, were used to develop this File Size: 2MB. Guidelines for Maintaining Instream Flows to Protect Fisheries Resources Downstream of Water Diversions in Mid-California Coastal Streams 1.

INTRODUCTION The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) jointly developed draft guidelines for diverting water from central-coastal watersheds in California.

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And protecting stream flows - that is, the naturally varying amount of water flowing in a stream or river - is one of our most important water management tools. Authored by nine instream flow specialists from agencies in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a legal expert from the University of Nebraska, this book provides a detailed description of several case studies of riverine ecosystem management throughout North America as well as several other related topics.

This paper addresses differences in instream-flow needs (IFNs) of Pacific salmonids and lamprey across species, life stages, and stream sizes on the Pacific coast, with additional consideration of. Flora of the Pacific Northwest, first published inbecame an instant classic for its innovative style of providing species descriptions in the identification keys and for its comprehensive illustrations of nearly all treated taxa (species, subspecies, and varieties).Students rely on it as an essential primer, while veteran botanists and natural resource managers use it as the definitive Reviews: Pacific Northwest Region.

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The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is charged both with administering state water rights laws and the federal Clean Water Act. Chapters and RCW require Ecology to maintain instream flows sufficient to protect and preserve fish and wildlife habitat, scenic and aesthetic values, navigation and other environmental values.

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An Introduction to Instream Flow Science and Programs In the simplest terms, instream flow is the water flowing in a stream channel (IFC, ). This simple concept belies the difficulty of determining what that flow should be among competing uses for water, such as irrigation, public supply, recreation, hydropower, and aquatic habitat.

The term “instream flow” is used to identify a specific stream flow (typically measured in cubic feet per second, or cfs) at specific locations for defined time periods. Instream flows are usually defined as the stream flows needed to protect and preserve instream resources and values, such as fish, wildlife, water quality, aesthetics, and recreation.

• Where instream flows are set, mitigation virtually always required for water rights • Even exempt wells are being limited in some places due to stream concerns • Well construction in flood plains or flood ways may have specific sealing needs • Valley aquifers are often regional discharge points – base flow.

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Fish needs are also easier to measure than some other instream values. This is why we usually start with instream flow or “fish-flow” studies to determine instream flows. In Washington, the four most common instream flow study methods are: Instream flow incremental methodology (IFIM) Toe-width; Wetted width (a.k.a.

wetted perimeter). Washington’s instream flow program originated with legislation passed in 11 Pursuant to this legislation, administrative rules were adopted by the Department of Ecology inand minimum instream flow values were established for the mainstem Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam.

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In the Pacific Northwest, the general rule is that only a state agency may acquire and hold instream flow rights.(9) Only Washington has allowed permanent private ownership of in-place water rights.(10) On the mainstem of the Columbia and Snake Rivers, the federal government precludes significant participation by others; the government leases.

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This report summarizes instream flow characterization results for selected streams in the upper Salmon River Basin, Idaho. Natural streamflows were characterized using continuous summer streamflow data collected upstream of diversions at selected sites. Comparisons were reported between these data and monthly discharge exceedance estimates, based on regional regression analyses.

Resource Districts, and Public Water Suppliers may apply for instream flow rights (appropriations). Q 4. What is the process for applying for instream flows. • Applicant conduct studies to quantify the instream flow need in the river or stream. Applicant provides public notice and a.

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Virgin Islands) Region 4: Mississippi Basin Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin Region Pacific Islands (American Samoa. Leasing water rights for instream flow uses: a survey of water transfer policy, practices, and problems in the Pacific Northwest.

Maintaining the status quo: protecting established water uses in the Pacific Northwest, despite the rules of prior appropriation. It is because of these factors that each region of the world has a specific set of plants best suited for honey bee pollination to create an optimal quality honey.

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Instream uses of water are numerous and varied, and flow needs—the quantity and timing of flows necessary to accommodate instream uses—can differ for each type of water use and water user.

This chapter presents some of the many factors that must be considered when evaluating instream flow needs and describes some of the ways in which Price: $ The Pacific Northwest region of the United States, including California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, have encouraged market transfers for environmental protection by allowing public agencies and private individuals to acquire water rights for instream flows.

The Issue: Within the states of Washington and Oregon, the 1, mi 2 Walla Walla River Basin (WWRB) is a complex hydrogeologic system with long-term water-level declines in regional aquifers and insufficient instream flows required for threatened and culturally important fish populations.

The public and state resource management agencies need. You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more. Streamflow Duration Assessment Method for the Pacific Northwest (PDF) (36 pp, 4 MB, NovemberEPAK). A Pacific Northwest Bell photo.) In its optimism and its assumptions about growing affluence and consumerism, the Century 21 Exposition differed little from most world's fairs, which always have tended to look at the present and future in positive ways.

In support of this conclusion, Lin et al. and Castellanos et al.,Castellanos et al., find that crustal anisotropy in the region (and inferred lower crustal flow) does not correlate with geodetically predicted mantle strain nor with the mantle anisotropy, and propose that at the scale of the Pacific Northwest, horizontal basal.The use of a groundwater flow model to assess the consequences of mandated tribal instream flow demands on the groundwater system, western Montana: Irrigators, the confederated Salish-Kootenai tribes, and hydrogeologists • Y.-c.

Tan. A case study of damage assessment of groundwater resources • G. S. Johnson, J. M. Hubbell, C. W Bishop.Abstract. This paper addresses differences in instream-flow needs (IFNs) of Pacific salmonids and lamprey across species, life stages, and stream sizes on the Pacific coast, with additional consideration of salmonid-IFN data from northern Europe.

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