Sacramento and Trinity River Systems: A Demonstration of River Temperature Management for the 90's

by Perry Johnson, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, United States,
Chet Bowling, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Management in the '90s: A Time for Innovation


Drought in Northern California resulted in the potential that summer and early fall, 1992, Sacramento and Trinity River temperatures would exceed critical levels for sustaining salmon populations. As a result, extraordinary efforts, both operational and structural, were undertaken to manage cold water releases from the reservoir system.

Subject Headings: Water pollution | River systems | Reservoirs | Water temperature | Temperature effects | Fish management | Rivers and streams | Flow control | California | United States

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