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Impacts of Low-Flow and Stream-Temperature Changes on Endangered Atlantic Salmon - Current Research

May 22, 2008

Recent climate studies in New England and the northeastern United States have shown evidence of physical changes over time, including trends toward earlier snowmelt runoff, decreasing river ice, and increasing spring water temperatures. A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study funded by the National Global Warming and Wildlife Science Center will be investigating changes in summer low streamflows and stream temperatures and the potential effects of those changes on endangered Atlantic salmon populations. The study also will evaluate management options that would be most likely to mitigate the effects of any changes in streamflow and temperature.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Impacts of Low-Flow and Stream-Temperature Changes on Endangered Atlantic Salmon - Current Research
DOI 10.3133/fs20083044
Authors Robert W. Dudley, Glenn A. Hodgkins, Benjamin H. Letcher
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2008-3044
Index ID fs20083044
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Maine Water Science Center