This report is a preliminary stage in the development of a method for determining optimum and minimum acceptable stream flows for salmonids in BC. Eight low flow methods used for deriving optimum and minimum acceptable flows in the U.S. are reviewed and evaluated. Habitat recommendations are made for the development of a low flow method and the nature and extent of low flow problems in the province are indicated. The habitat-flow techniques in use in Oregon involving determination of relationships between available habitat width for migration, spawning, incubation and rearing are considered most objective for use in BC.
Neuman, H.R., Newcombe, C.P.. 1977. Minimum Acceptable Stream Flows in British Columbia: A Review. Ministry of Recreation and Conservation. Fisheries Management Report. 70
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: salmonids, stream flow, habitat
Other Identifier: FMR70
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