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Habitat Suitability Index Models: Rainbow trout

January 1, 1984

A review and synthesis of existing information were used to develop riverine and lacustrine habitat models for rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri), a freshwater species. The models are scaled to produce an index of habitat suitability between 0 (unsuitable habitat) to 1 (optimally suitable habitat) for freshwater areas of the continental United States. Other habitat suitability models found in the literature are also included. Habitat suitability indexes (HSI's) are designed for use with the habitat evaluation procedures developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Also included are discussions of Suitability Index (SI) curves as used in the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM) and SI curves available for an IFIM analysis of Fallfish habitat.

Publication Year 1984
Title Habitat Suitability Index Models: Rainbow trout
Authors Robert F. Raleigh, Terry Hickman, R. Charles Solomon, Patrick C. Nelson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title FWS/OBS
Series Number 82/10.60
Index ID fwsobs82_10_60
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey