The Instream Flow Incremental Methodology: A Primer for IFIM

Product Type: 

Report

Year: 

1995

Author(s): 

Stalnaker, C.B., B.L. Lamb, J. Henriksen, K. Bovee, and J. Bartholow

Suggested Citation: 

Stalnaker, C.B., B.L. Lamb, J. Henriksen, K. Bovee, and J. Bartholow. 1995. The Instream Flow Incremental Methodology: A Primer for IFIM. Biological Report 29. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. 45 p.

This booklet is a primer on the Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM). Our objective for this primer is to give you a short but comprehensive introduction to the background, philosophical and ecological underpinnings, individual components, and steps in applying IFIM. As a primer, we have tried to keep it simple. Scientific names and other technical details have been avoided, but the primer included relevant definitions (with key words or phrases indicated in italics for their first use), summaries of the literature where you may wish to turn for further reading, and explanations to increase your understanding of what IFIM is all about and how it works. The primer should reinforce your growing knowledge and provide the necessary stepping stones into more advanced, certified training in IFIM methods.