Water Management Adaptations to Prevent Loss of Spring-Run Chinook Salmon in California under Climate Change

  title={Water Management Adaptations to Prevent Loss of Spring-Run Chinook Salmon in California under Climate Change},
  author={Lisa C. Thompson and Marisa I. Escobar and Christopher M. Mosser and David R. Purkey and David Yates and Peter B. Moyle},
  journal={Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management},
AbstractSpring-run Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) are particularly vulnerable to climate change because adults over-summer in freshwater streams before spawning in autumn. We examined streamflow and water temperature regimes that could lead to long-term reductions in spring-run Chinook salmon (SRCS) in a California stream and evaluated management adaptations to ameliorate these impacts. Bias-corrected and spatially downscaled climate data from six general circulation models and two… 
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