White Sturgeon Habitat in the lower Columbia River

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Originator: Michael Parsley and Lance G. Beckman
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: White Sturgeon Habitat in the lower Columbia River
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Issue_Identification: Vol. 14
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Cook, Washington
Publisher: National Biological Survey
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Abstract:
Estimates of spawning habitat for white sturgeons Acipenser transmontanus in the tailraces of the four dams on the lower 470 km of the Columbia River were obtained by using the Physical Habitat Simulation System of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Instream Flow Incremental Methodology to identify areas with suitable water depths, water velocities, and substrates. Rearing habitat throughout the lower Columbia River was assessed by using a geographic information system to identify areas with suitable water depths and substrates. The lowering of spring and summer river discharges from hydropower system operation reduces the availability of spawning habitat for white sturgeons. The four dam tailraces in the study area differ in the amount and quality of spawning habitat available at various discharges: the differences are due to channel morphology. The three impoundments and the free-flowing Columbia River downstream from Bonneville Dam provide extensive areas that are physically suitable for rearing young-of-the-year and juvenile white sturgeons. Geographic Description: This study was conducted in the Columbia River from the mouth (river kilometer 0) to McNary Dam (river km 470). The four dams within the study area are operated primarily for hydroelectric power generation and divide the river into three impoundments, Bonneville Pool, The Dalles Pool, and John Day Pool, and a free-flowing river reach. Bonneville Dam was closed in 1938, The Dalles Dam in 1957, John Day Dam in 1967, and McNary Dam was closed in 1953. The four river reaches differ in length, surface area, and other physical characteristics. Methodology: Physical Habitat Simulation System (PHABSIM) used to evaluate habitat available for spawning white sturgeons by determining the relation between river discharge and spawning habitat downstream from each dam within the study area. Determines the overall quality of habitat of a particular unit of area of the river. To identify areas with suitable water depths, water velocities, and substrates for white sturgeon spawning habitat.
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REFERENCE: Michael J. Parsley and Lance G. Beckman, 1994. White Sturgeon Spawning and Rearing Habitat in the Lower Columbia River, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, vol. 14, pp. 812-827
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Bovee, K.D. 1982. A guide to stream habitat analysis using the instream flow incremental methodology. FWS/OBS, 82/26, U.S. Fish and Wildlife.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Meaden and Kapetsky. 1991. Inland fisheries and aquaculture. No. 318, Food and Agricultureal Organization of the United Nations, New York.
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Beginning_Date: 19850101
Ending_Date: 19911231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > AQUACULTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > AQUACULTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH > RAY-FINNED FISHES > STURGEONS/PADDLEFISHES > WHITE STURGEON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > POPULATION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE > HYDROELECTRIC ENERGY PRODUCTION/USE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ECONOMIC RESOURCES > AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION
Theme_Keyword: Acipenser
Theme_Keyword: Acipenser Transmontanus
Theme_Keyword: Acipenseridae
Theme_Keyword: Acipenseriformes
Theme_Keyword: Bonneville Dam
Theme_Keyword: Chordata
Theme_Keyword: Columbia River
Theme_Keyword: Lower Columbia River
Theme_Keyword: Mcnary Dam
Theme_Keyword: Osteichthyes
Theme_Keyword: Portland, Oregon
Theme_Keyword: Rearing Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Spawning Habitat
Theme_Keyword: The Dalles Dam
Theme_Keyword: The John Day Dam
Theme_Keyword: Washington
Theme_Keyword: White Sturgeon
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WASHINGTON
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHAEL PARSLEY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Columbia River Research Laboratory
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
City: Cook
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98605-9701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-538-2299
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: michael_parsley@nbs.gov
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: LMER/CRRL > Columbia River Research Laboratory, LMER
Contact_Person: MICHAEL PARSLEY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Columbia River Research Laboratory
Address: Biological Resources Division
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
City: Cook
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98605-9701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 509-538-2299
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: michael_parsley@nbs.gov
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://wfrc.usgs.gov/fieldstations/columbia/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://mercury-ops2.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xs...
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140403
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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