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Yakima River Basin Water Quality Modeling Report from S&T project 21040: Yakima River Scoping Study to Assess Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Levels to Inform Water Management Options

The purpose of this scoping study was to understand the data, tools and models currently available that describe Yakima River water quality, specifically temperature and dissolved oxygen. The objective of this project was outline a conducting proposal and study that would help advise water managers when flow management options could be used to change water quality conditions and enhance juvenile migration survival and elicit an adult upstream migration response. This scoping study gathered existing data and water quality models, reviewed previous and concurrent work being conducted in the basin and developed project partnerships and collaborations to support the writing of a full research/conducting proposal for fiscal year 2022. The conducting proposal outlines the development of predictive tool for water managers to determine how and when strategic flow releases at the upstream dams or other water management options might improve water quality and enhance salmonid migration.
Generation Effort S&T Project 21040: Yakima River Scoping Study to Assess Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Levels to Inform Water Management Options
Themes Water Quality
Tags Water Quality, Salmonid Migration, Yakima River Basin, Water Management Operations
Reclamation Project Yakima Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Yakima River Basin
Location Description
Location Tags North America
Location Parent
State(s) Washington
Unified Region(s) Columbia-Pacific Northwest
Timezone
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum [ N/A ]
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84