Featured Case Study: Fifteenmile Action to Stabilize Temperature
The Freshwater Trust has finished a new case study on a collaborative program created to restore flow in Oregon’s Fifteenmile Creek.
The Fifteenmile Action to Stabilize Temperature, also known as FAST, uses a predictive model that combines climate and streamflow information to forecast water temperatures at five sites throughout the watershed.
When the model predicts stream temperatures lethal to ESA-listed threatened steelhead — 72 degrees or higher — at two or more sites for two or more days, the locally based flow restoration coordinator initiates an automatic phone alert to irrigators, notifying them of a need to reduce diversions and keep more water instream.
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