Perspectives on Temperature in the Pacific Northwest's Fresh Waters

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This report provides a perspective on environmental water temperatures in the Pacific Northwest as they relate to the establishment of water temperature standards by the state and their review by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It is a companion to other detailed reviews of the literature on thermal effects on organisms important to the region. Many factors, both natural and anthropogenic, affect water temperatures in the region. Different environmental zones have characteristic temperatures and mechanisms that affect them. There are specific biotic adaptations to environmental temperatures. Life-cycle strategies of salmonids, in particular, are attuned to annual temperature patterns. Physiological and ... continued below

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Coutant, C.C. June 1, 1999.

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This report provides a perspective on environmental water temperatures in the Pacific Northwest as they relate to the establishment of water temperature standards by the state and their review by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It is a companion to other detailed reviews of the literature on thermal effects on organisms important to the region. Many factors, both natural and anthropogenic, affect water temperatures in the region. Different environmental zones have characteristic temperatures and mechanisms that affect them. There are specific biotic adaptations to environmental temperatures. Life-cycle strategies of salmonids, in particular, are attuned to annual temperature patterns. Physiological and behavioral requirements on key species form the basis of present water temperature criteria, but may need to be augmented with more concern for environmental settings. There are many issues in the setting of standards, and these are discussed. There are also issues in compliance. Alternative temperature-regulating mechanisms are discussed, as are examples of actions to control water temperatures in the environment. Standards-setting is a social process for which this report should provide background and outline options, alternatives, limitations, and other points for discussion by those in the region.

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Medium: P; Size: 108 pages

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OSTI as DE00009042

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 1999

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  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-1999/44
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/9042 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 9042
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc792290

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Coutant, C.C. Perspectives on Temperature in the Pacific Northwest's Fresh Waters, report, June 1, 1999; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc792290/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.