Bathymetric Mapping of the Kootenai River

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The Kootenai River white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and other native fish species are culturally important to the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, but their habitat and recruitment have been affected by anthropogenic changes to the river. The Tribe has undertaken a large-scale restoration project and needs objective information on which to base restoration decisions.

In cooperation with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, we have used multibeam echosounders and other technology to conduct detailed bathymetric mappying of the Kootenai River. The data collected from these efforts helps to describe the current state of critical spawning habitat and guides efforts to restore the river. In cooperation with the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, we have used multibeam echosounders and other technology to conduct detailed bathymetric mapping of the Kootenai River. The data collected from these efforts helps to describe the current state of critical spawning habitat and guides efforts to restore the river.