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Dam breaching and Chinook salmon recovery

January 1, 2001

The Report by Kareiva et al. on recovery and management options for spring/summer chinook salmon (1) has the potential to have a major impact in deciding whether to breach dams on the Snake River. Based on interpretation of their model results, they argue that dam breaching would be insufficient to reverse the decline of salmon. An examination of the specifics of their model, however, suggests that, despire their argument, dam breaching remains a viable recovery option for chinook salmon.

Publication Year 2001
Title Dam breaching and Chinook salmon recovery
DOI 10.1126/science.291.5506.939a
Authors Jeffrey M. Dambacher, Philippe A. Rossignol, Hiram W. Li, John M. Emlen, Peter Kareiva, Michelle Marvier, Michelle M. McClure
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70170475
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center