A Habitat Optimization Model to Derive Water Management Hydrographs for Fishes
Proceedings of the Symposium on Small Hydropower and Fisheries
Olson FW;White RG;Hamre RH;
American Fisheries Society
A simple and direct technique for the determination of normal and critical water year instream flow recommendations for fishes is presented. Data requirements for the habitat optimization model include standard IFIM output and baseline biological and hydrological information. The applicability of the model is discussed in relation to the needs of water resource managers.