An Approach for Assessing the Impacts on Fisheries of Basin-Wide Hydropower Development
Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries
Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;
American Fisheries Society
An application of a matrix technique to the assessment of hydropower impacts on resident trout (Salmo gairdneri and S. trutta) in the upper San Joaquin River basin in California is presented. Advantages and limitations of the approach as a tool for evaluating multiple-project impacts are described. Recommendations are made for further development of the matrix technique for use in basin-level, cumulative impact assessments.