SWC Workshop 2012 Presentations
Dr. Alan Hamlet
Basic overview of global climate change, climate drivers (temperature and precipitation) and their impacts overall on Skagit’s glaciers and snow pack, hydrology and dam management, sediment transport, sea level and ecosystems.
Mainstem Floodplains and Tributaries
Dr. John Riedel and Dr. Ed Connor
Skagit specific information on how climate change and other factors are affecting stream temperatures, likely present and future cold water refuge areas, isolation of off-channel rearing habitats, and sediment transport and deposition.
Estuary and Nearshore
Dr. John Rybczyk and Dr. Greg Hood
Skagit specific information on sea level rise predictions and impacts on estuarine and nearshore ecosystems, changes in sediment distribution and rate, areas of likely resiliency, areas at high risk, ocean acidification and similarities and differences in Padilla Bay and Skagit Bay responses.
Salmon Habitat and Population Responses
Dr. Correigh Greene
Life histories of the Skagit species and populations and key concerns related to climate at specific life stages. Salmon survival thresholds associated with peak flows/sediment and temperature related to predicted climate change impacts.