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Klamath Basin: A watershed approach to support habitat restoration, species recovery, and water resource planning

October 11, 2007

Water allocation among human and natural resource uses in the American West is challenging. Western rivers have been largely managed for hydropower, irrigation, drinking water, and navigation. Today land and water use practices have gained importance, particularly as aging dams are faced with re-licensing requirements and provisions of the Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts. Rising demand for scarce water heightens the need for scientific research to predict consequences of management actions on habitats, human resource use, and fish and wildlife. Climate change, introduction of invasive species, or restoration of fish passage can have large, landscape-scaled consequences - research must expand to encompass the appropriate scale and by applying multiple scientific disciplines to complex ecosystem challenges improve the adaptive management framework for decision-making.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Klamath Basin: A watershed approach to support habitat restoration, species recovery, and water resource planning
DOI 10.3133/fs20073068
Authors S. P. VanderKooi, L. Thorsteinson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2007-3068
Index ID fs20073068
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center