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UncertaintyWhat are the optimal temperature and water quality regimes for fish survival in mainstem reaches affected by dams, and are there options for hydrosystem operations that would enable these optimal water quality characteristics to be achieved?
ThemeHabitat mainstem
SubthemeAssessment - relevance
Sources ISAB 2006-1: Biological Effectiveness of 2005 Summer Spill
ISAB 2011-1: Columbia River Basin Food Webs
Estuary Synthesis Report
NPCC Fish and Wildlife Program 2014
NPCC 2000-12: Return to the River
NPCC 2006-3: Research Plan 2006
Criticality Level Medium


Projects that address this uncertainty:

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ID Title Sponsor Locations Purpose Emphasis Addresses
199602000 Comparative Survival Study (CSS) Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Fish Passage Center, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Programmatic RM and E Directly
200203200 Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon Life History Investigations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Washington, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), US Geological Survey (USGS) Hydrosystem RM and E Directly
200811600 White Sturgeon Enhancement Colville Confederated Tribes Intermountain/Columbia Upper Habitat RM and E Directly
200850300 Studies into Factors Limiting the Abundance of Okanagan and Wenatchee Sockeye Salmon Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Columbia Cascade/Entiat, Columbia Cascade/Methow, Columbia Cascade/Okanogan, Columbia Cascade/Wenatchee Programmatic RM and E Directly
201007600 Characterizing migration and survival for juvenile Snake River sockeye salmon between the upper Salmon River basin and Lower Granite Dam Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Upper Snake/Snake Headwaters Predation RM and E Directly
198710002 Umatilla Anadromous Fish Habitat-Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
198802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Operations Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
198806500 Kootenai River Fishery Investigations Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Habitat RM and E Indirectly
199000501 Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) Columbia Plateau/Umatilla Artificial Production RM and E Indirectly
199900301 Evaluate Spawning of Fall Chinook and Chum Salmon Just Below the Four Lowermost Mainstem Dams Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200200200 Restore Natural Recruitment of Kootenai River White Sturgeon Kootenai Tribe Mountain Columbia/Kootenai Habitat Restoration/Protection Indirectly
200300700 Lower Columbia River Estuary Ecosystem Monitoring Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Columbia River Estuary/Columbia Estuary, Lower Columbia/Columbia Lower Habitat RM and E Indirectly
200302300 Chief Joseph Hatchery Program Colville Confederated Tribes Columbia Cascade/Okanogan Artificial Production Supplementation Indirectly
200600800 Mainstem Columbia Amendments Research at Libby Dam Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) Mountain Columbia/Flathead Hydrosystem RM and E Indirectly

last updated: Nov 06, 2015