Overall, the basins of the Missouri, Colorado and Columbia rivers are expected to receive near normal streamflows
The newest report indicates total expenditures on water acquired to protect streamflows
across the western United States have exceeded more than $560 million.
In 2007, lawmakers passed a bill that set up a system to determine the necessary environmental streamflows
in Texas rivers.
That could effect summer streamflows
and reservoir storage, which in turn could force some farmers to cut the number of acres they plant.
Students usually think there is less rainfall, but when given data that show there is more rainfall in the summer in the Northeast, they can come to understand that transpiration by trees and other vegetation results in reduced run-off and groundwater recharge, leading to lower streamflows
are high due to recent heavy rainfall and snow melt from the Rocky Mountains to the West, which will make cleanup tricky.
We expect that climate change will result in higher temperatures, enhanced evaporation and reduced streamflows
in southern Australia in the future.
The analysis of El Nino and La Nina signals in streamflows
He points to warmer temperatures in recent decades as a factor in the decline of spring snowpack in the mountains and lower streamflows
in the Colorado River.
Michael Blumm, (3) David Becker, (4) and Joshua Smith (5) examine the efforts of six tribes to restore streamflows
necessary to fulfill the purposes of their reservations, and the special problems tribes face by being forced to bring these challenges in state courts.
Although the benefits to salmon for a specific increase in streamflows
are difficult to assess precisely, biologists point to substantial scientific evidence that reductions in flows have contributed to the decline in salmon stocks throughout the region.
For example, in 1997, although suitable streamflows
for migration were present from late December through Janu ary, five lamprey were observed in the ladder during this time.