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Project Title: Further Studies on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River
Date Posted: <Posted: 12/16/2005>
Project Identification Number: BEST-K-05-07-A
Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Project Scope:
A multidisciplinary committee will be established to evaluate new scientific information that has become available since the National Research Council issued its 2004 report on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin. The new information to be evaluated by the committee will include two new reports on (1) the hydrology of the Klamath Basin and (2) habitat needs for anadromous fish in the Klamath River, including coho salmon. The committee will also identify additional information needed to better understand the basin ecosystem. In its evaluations, the committee will consider water quality as well as flow volumes and seasonal flow patterns.

To complete its charge, the committee will:

1. Review and evaluate the methods and approach used in the Natural Flow Study to create a representative estimate of historical flows and the Hardy Phase II studies, to predict flow needs for coho and other anadromous fishes.

2. Review and evaluate the implications of those studies' conclusions within the historical and current hydrology of the upper basin; for the biology of the listed species; and separately for other anadromous fishes.

3. Identify gaps in the knowledge and in the available scientific information.


PROJECT SPONSORS

Department of Interior- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

APPROXIMATE START DATE

10/2/2005

A Final Report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 18 months
Project Duration: 18 months

Links to Project Information:


Committee Membership

Meeting 1 - 02/13/2006


Agenda from Meeting 1:
Further Studies on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River
 
 
Project Title: Further Studies on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River
Project Identification Number: BEST-K-05-07-A
 


Endangered and Threatend Fishes in the Klamath River
February 13, 2006 - February 14, 2006
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Embassy Suites
Room- Schoolhouse/Steamboat/Central
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, California 95814
USA
 



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open to the public or need more information please contact:
Contact Name: Liza Hamilton
Email: lhamilton@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-1702
Fax: 202-334-1393
 



Agenda:
National Research Council

First Meeting of the Committee on Further Studies on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River

February 13, 2006

Embassy Suites
(Schoolhouse-Steamboat-Central Rooms)
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: 916-326-5000
Fax: 916-442-0719.


PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA


9:15 a.m. Public Welcome, Introductions, the NRC Process
WILL GRAF, Chair, Foundation University Professor
and Professor of Geography, University of
South Carolina
NRC STAFF
Begin sign-up for open microphone session; speakers
will address the NRC committee in the order they
signed up. Please no more than 3 speakers per
organization.

9:30 a.m. Overview of NRC Study on Endangered and Threatened
Fishes in the Klamath River Basin: Causes of Decline
and Strategies for Recovery
ROBERT HUGGETT, Former Klamath Committee Member and
NRC/BEST Board Liaison

10:00 a.m. Sponsor Briefing and Discussion of Committee Charge
DAVID SABO, Area Manager, Klamath Basin Area Office,
Bureau of Reclamation
CHRISTINE D. KARAS, Deputy Area Manager, Klamath
Basin Area Office, Bureau of Reclamation

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Overview of USBR Report on Natural Flow of the Upper
Klamath River
THOMAS PERRY, Hydrologist, Technical Service Center,
Bureau of Reclamation

11:45 a.m. Status of Hardy II Instream Flow Study
THOMAS B. HARDY, Associate Director, Utah Water
Research Laboratory, College of Engineering, Utah
State University

12:30 p.m. Lunch break

1:30 p.m. Overview of Assessment of the Klamath Project Pilot
Water Bank: A Review from a Hydrologic Perspective
WILLIAM D. MCFARLAND, Acting Director, U.S.
Geological Survey Oregon Water Science Center
MARSHALL W. GANNETT, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological
Survey Oregon Water Science Center

2:00 p.m. Open Microphone (3 minutes per speaker)

3:00 p.m. Public Session Adjourns


 
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