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

Abstract: 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 | Temperature effects | Aquatic habitats | River systems | Rivers and streams | Reservoirs | Water temperature | Structural control | Droughts | North America | California | United States | Sacramento

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