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Watershed analysis of the Salmon River watershed, Washington : hydrology

Water-Resources Investigations Report 2003-4204

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey analyzed selected hydrologic conditions as part of a watershed analysis of the Salmon River watershed, Washington, conducted by the Quinault Indian Nation. The selected hydrologic conditions were analyzed according to a framework of hydrologic key questions that were identified for the watershed. The key questions were posed to better understand the natural, physical, and biological features of the watershed that control hydrologic responses; to better understand current streamflow characteristics, including peak and low flows; to describe any evidence that forest harvesting and road construction have altered frequency and magnitude of peak and low flows within the watershed; to describe what is currently known about the distribution and extent of wetlands and any impacts of land management activities on wetlands; and to describe how hydrologic monitoring within the watershed might help to detect future hydrologic change, to preserve critical ecosystem functions, and to protect public and private property.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Watershed analysis of the Salmon River watershed, Washington : hydrology
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
2003-4204
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2003
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
34 p.