Advisor

Teresa Bulman

Date of Award

11-2014

Document Type

Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography

Department

Geography

Physical Description

1 online resource (66 p.)

Subjects

Salmonidae -- Effect of temperature on -- Oregon -- Tualatin Basin, Water temperature -- Oregon -- Tualatin Basin, Stream ecology

Abstract

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).

Description

A research paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Geography

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14696

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