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Climate change, fish, agriculture, and power: Impacts and implications for future Snake River water resources management

Citation

VanRheenen, N.T., Palmer, R.N., Hamlet, A.F., Lettenmaier, D.P. 2003. Climate change, fish, agriculture, and power: Impacts and implications for future Snake River water resources management. In Bizier, P. and P. De Barry (eds.), World Water and Environmental Resources Congress 2003 and Related Symposia: Proceedings of the Congress, June 23-26, 2003, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Reston, Virginia: American Society of Civil Engineers.


Abstract

This paper describes the approach taken in a study exploring water resources impacts associated with climate change scenarios in the Snake River basin in the Pacific Northwest. The Snake River is an extremely important river within the Columbia River basin that supports significant agricultural activity. Recently, a series of damson this river have been targeted for removal because of their impact on salmon.