Portland State University. Department of Geography
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography
Salmonidae -- Effect of temperature on -- Oregon -- Tualatin Basin, Water temperature -- Oregon -- Tualatin Basin, Stream ecology
The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature from scientific and governmental entities that describes the problems with elevated stream temperatures in the Tualatin basin, the actions being taken to resolve those problems, and to assess whether these actions are meeting the goal of improving salmonid habitat in the basin. Elevated stream temperatures are considered a pollutant under the US Clean Water Act (Clean Water Act 1972, as amended) because increased stream temperatures can be harmful to native aquatic biota, particularly salmonid fish species that have evolved to use cold water (IMST 2004).
Hennings, Raymond Banks, "Stream Temperature Management in the Tualatin Watershed: Is it Improving Salmonid Habitat?" (2014). Geography Masters Research Papers. 8.