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Main Title Temperature interaction : prepared as part of EPA Region 10 Temperature Water Quality Criteria Guidance Development Project /
Author Materna, Elizabeth.
CORP Author Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA 910-D-01-004
Stock Number PB2003-100554
OCLC Number 48962636
Subjects Water temperature--Northwest, Pacific ; Pacific salmon ; Pacific Northwest
Additional Subjects Salmon ; Aquatic environment ; Fishes ; Temperature ; Ecology ; Physical properties ; Chemical properties ; Biological properties ; Stresses ; Ecosystems
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 910-D-01-004 3 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/10/2016
NTIS  PB2003-100554 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 114 pages : illustrations, diagrams, graphs ; 28 cm
Pacific Northwest salmon rely on many interwoven factors to maintain their health, well-being, population, and distribution. Abnormal conditions in a fish's environment may elicit a stress response. If a fish is already responding to one stressor, it is less likely to withstand another. Temperature can be a biological, physical, or chemical stressor. Biologically, temperature affects the metabolism of fish and their ability to resist disease. Physically, temperature affects properties of water and fish's tolerance to suspended sediment. Chemically, temperature can change the concentration of substances in water and reduce a fish's ability to withstand chemical exposure. Not all these relationships are well understood, but they need to be considered when developing a temperature standard. This issue paper reviews biological, physical, and chemical properties related to temperature within salmonid ecosystems.
"May 2001." The Project workgroup consists of individuals from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region 10), U.S. Forest Service, Washington Department of Ecology, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Geological Survey, and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Contents Notes
"The technical workgroup developed five technical summaries on the major physical and biological considerations for developing water temperature standards: 1. thermal effects on salmonid physiology, 2. thermal effects on salmonid behavior, 3. interactions between multiple stressors ... affecting salmonids, 4. thermal influences on salmonid distribution, and 5. spatial and temporal variation in patterns of stream temperature."--Preface