Summer Stream Flows

Some seasonal variation is normal, but exceptionally low flows exacerbated by development that draws water away from streams in the summer can cause problems for salmon and people. This Vital Sign helps us track the effects of climate change and variability on flows and whether or not management actions intended to reduce withdrawals and increase recharge in developed areas are working to restore summer flows.

VITAL SIGN INDICATOR PROGRESS STATUS
VITAL SIGN INDICATOR PROGRESS STATUS

Key Messages

  • During 2016, of the 29 stations measured, 16 had stable or increasing summer low flows while 13 had decreasing flows.

Strategies, Actions, and Effectiveness

Contributing Partners

PSEMP Freshwater Work Group (coordinator is Leska Fore)
Last Updated
6/4/2019