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Biological assessment of small streams in the Coast Range ecoregion and the Yakima River basin

Glenn D. Merritt

Biological assessment of small streams in the Coast Range ecoregion and the Yakima River basin

by Glenn D. Merritt

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Published by Washington State Dept. of Ecology, Environmental Assessment Program in Olympia, Wash .
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    Subjects:
  • Stream ecology -- Washington (State) -- Yakima River Watershed,
  • Stream ecology -- Washington (State) -- Olympic Mountains,
  • Water quality biological assessment -- Washington (State) -- Yakima River Watershed,
  • Water quality biological assessment -- Washington (State) -- Olympic Mountains,
  • Water quality biological assessment -- Coast ranges,
  • Water quality -- Washington (State) -- Yakima River Watershed,
  • Water quality -- Washington (State) -- Olympic Mountains,
  • Water quality -- Coast Ranges

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Glenn D. Merritt, Betsy Dickes, and Jody S. White.
    SeriesPublication -- no. 99-302., Publication (Washington (State). Dept. of Ecology) -- no. 99-302.
    ContributionsDickes, Betsy B., White, Jody., Environmental Assessment Program (Wash.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17838558M
    OCLC/WorldCa41086280

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Biological assessment of small streams in the Coast Range ecoregion and the Yakima River basin by Glenn D. Merritt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Biological Assessment of Small Streams in the Coast Range Ecoregion and the Yakima River Basin by Glenn D. Merritt, Betsy Dickes, and Jody S.

White Washington State Department of Ecology Environmental Assessment Program Olympia, Washington. Author(s) Merritt, G. Description: The Washington State Department of Ecology examined 78 first-order through third-order streams in the Yakima River Basin and the Coast Range Ecoregion, using methods developed for the national Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP).

The Coast Range ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S.

states of Washington, Oregon, and hankins-farms.com stretches along the Pacific Coast from the tip of the Olympic Peninsula in the north to the San Francisco Bay in the south, including Grays Harbor, Willapa Bay, and the Long Beach Peninsula in Washington, the entire length of the Borders: Puget Lowland (2), Willamette Valley (3).

The desert is a geographical region that largely overlaps the Great Basin shrub steppe defined by the World Wildlife Fund, and the Central Basin and Range ecoregion defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and United States Geological Survey. It is a temperate desert with hot, dry summers and snowy hankins-farms.com: North American Desert.

Jun 01,  · We used methods from EPA's Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) to assess the regional status of streams within the Coast Range ecoregion of Washington State. Study objectives were: to determine the ecological condition of wadable, 1st-order through 3rd-order streams; to provide information for the development of water quality biological criteria; and to Cited by: 1.

Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Research and Development (EPA-ORD):Field Operations and Methods Manual fbr Streams in the Coast Range Ecoregion of Oregon and Washington and the Yakima River Basin of Washington, 63pp. Google ScholarCited by: 1.

Coast Range Ecoregion REMAP Report Ecological Condition of Streams in the Coast Range Ecoregion of Oregon and Washington Lillian G. Herger and Gretchen Hayslip U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10 Office of Environmental Assessment Sixth Avenue Seattle, Washington Publication Number: EPA R Suggested Citation: Herger, L.G.

and G. Hayslip. Chapter 1 Coast Range Ecoregion By Terry L. Sohl Ecoregion Description The Coast Range Ecoregion, which covers approximately 57, km 2 (22, mi), is a thin, linear ecoregion along the Pacific Coast, stretching roughly 1, km from the OlympicAuthor: Terry L.

Sohl. Jan 22,  · Basin and Range Province, arid physiographic province occupying much of the western and southwestern part of the United States. The region comprises almost all of Nevada, the western half of Utah, southeastern California, and the southern part of.

I live in the Northern Basin and Range ecoregion Ecoregions in Oregon The Northern Basin and Range ecoregion is sagebrush country. Its name describes its landscape – flat basins separated by isolated mountain ranges.

It is the driest ecoregion in the state and is marked by extreme ranges of daily and seasonal temperatures. The. Central Basin and Range Ecoregion Wasatch and Uinta Mountains Ecoregion, on the north by the Northern Basin and Range and the Snake River Basin Ecore-gions, and on the south by the Mojave Basin and Range and the Colorado Plateaus Ecoregions (fig.

Most of the Central Basin and Range Ecoregion is located in Nevada ( percent)Author: Christopher E. Soulard. The Central Basin and Range Ecoregion (Omernik, ; U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency, ) encompasses approximatelykm² (, mi2) of land bordered on the west by the Sierra Nevada Ecoregion, on the east by the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains Ecoregion, on the north by the Northern Basin and Range and the Snake River Basin.

Some valleys are irrigated and farmed, and rapid urban and suburban growth is occurring in the Las Vegas, Reno, and Carson City areas. Most of the state is internally drained and lies within the Great Basin; rivers in the southeast are part of the Colorado River system and those in the northeast drain to the Snake River.

View the report (48 pp, Mb, about PDF). EPA Region 10 conducted an analysis of the Coast Range Ecoregion of Oregon and Washington EMAP data. Ecoregions are distinct geographic areas based on characteristics of the topography, climate, soils, geology and naturally occurring vegetation.

Development and Validation of an Aquatic Fine Sediment Biotic Index the Coast (Coast Range ecoregion) ( streams), Northern Mountains (Cascades, N. Rockies, ID Batholith ecoregions) ( Embrey, S.S., and Watson, B.D.,Fish and Other Aquatic Biological Communities: In Surface Water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin, Washington: Analysis of Available Water Quality Data Through Water Year, U.S.

Geological Survey Open-File Reportp The Basin and Range Province is a vast geographic region in the west United States and northwest hankins-farms.com topography has abrupt changes in height. It has narrow faulted mountain chains and flat arid valleys or hankins-farms.com are many ecoregions, but the lower part is mostly desert.

The physical geography (physiography) of the province was caused by extension and thinning of the lithosphere Country: United States.

View the report (77 pp, Kb, about PDF): EPA Region 10 conducted an analysis of the Coast Range Ecoregion of Oregon and Washington EMAP data. Ecoregions are distinct geographic areas based on characteristics of the topography, climate, soils, geology and naturally occurring vegetation.

hensive range-wide assessments of both species and habitat. Stream water quality in the Northern Basin and Range ecoregion is poor when compared to other ecoregions. Throughout the Northern Basin and Range ecoregion, water quality is impacted by high temperatures and in some areas by bacteria, pollutants, and aquatic weeds.

Water. Because of their unique and site-specific nature, CSOs are difficult to analyze, manage, and control. However, the effects of CSOs must be reduced to maintain the integrity of our nation's surface waters, especially where CSOs are only one of many sources that need to be addressed as part of regional- or watershed-level management and protec- tion programs.

Water Quality in the Yakima River Basin USGS NATIONAL WATER-QUALITY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM. Yakima NAWQA Links. and biological characteristics (algae, and benthic invertebrate communities and habitat) over a wide range (gradient) of agricultural land-use intensity.

We sampled 24 intermediate-sized Yakima River tributary streams for.The condition of 25 stream sites in the Yakima River Basin, Washington, were assessed by the U.S.

Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Multimetric condit.The Owyhee Uplands consist of a broad plateau cut by deep river canyons. Elevations range from 2, feet near the Snake River to more than 9, feet on the Steens Mountain.

In the rain shadow of the Cascades Mountains, the Northern Basin and Range is Oregon’s driest ecoregion marked by extreme ranges of daily and seasonal temperatures.