Effects of Changing Flow Regimes on Stream Physical Habitat

Remotely sensed image of streambed

Climate-induced changes in streamflow will alter physical stream habitats, including their timing, size, and connectivity. New technologies are developing for examining these changes.

Jim McKean
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Freshwaters Illustrated
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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How expected stream changes, like lower base flows, may affect aquatic habitat.

Uncertainties and areas of future research on climate change change effects on stream habitat.

New tools and technologies available for studying these changes.

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