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Title: Securing Flow Data for a Lower Kenai Peninsula Salmon Stream

Project Year and Number: 2003: 030596

Other Fiscal Years and Numbers for this Project: None

Principal Investigator (PI): Joel Cooper, Cook Inlet Keeper

Assisting Personnel: Nicky Szarzi

Research Location: Cook Inlet

Restoration Category: Research

Injured Resources Addressed: Not Specified

Abstract: Since August 1998, Cook Inlet Keeper and the Homer Soil and Water Conservation District have been collecting discharge and water quality data from four important salmon streams on the lower Kenai Peninsula: Ninilchik River, Anchor River, Deep Creek, and Stariski Creek. With the loss of funding, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) no longer can maintain the Ninilchik River gauge. Keeper, Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, Ninilchik Traditional Council and others depend on this gauge for the flow data needed to achieve a complete picture of water quality in these watersheds. This project will provide funds for Keeper to contract with USGS to maintain the gauge for one year, during which time long-term funding will be secured.


Keywords

Geographic Regions Cook Inlet
Species Fish - Salmon
Fields of Expertise Ecology
Hydrology
Management & Policy
Technological Methods Modeling
Professional Activity Field research and Data Collection
Ecosystems Freshwater – Rivers/Streams
Species Specific Research Issues Fish - Habitat

Proposal: View PDF (106 KB)

Funding Recommendations: View

Funding Detail For: 2003

Quarterly Project Tasks For: 2003

Annual Report: 2003: View (122 KB)

Final Report: Not Available - For Current Status Please Contact Us

Publications from this Project: None Available