Ecological Flows

The science of ecological flows is interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and integrative. The assessment and prescription of ecological flows requires water resource managers and researchers to access and analyze several different types of data and select appropriate tools and approaches from a wide variety of established methodologies. These data and tools are described in a diverse scientific literature and can be accessed through a variety of web sources, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and professional societies.

This website, hosted by FORT-Aquatic Systems Branch includes links and descriptions of data and methodologies that will help researchers and managers quickly assemble relevant information for river-specific and regional ecological flow studies in the United States.

Points of Contact:

Stagecoach Lake, Yampa Valley, Colorado. Photo by Mindy Ritchie. USGS.
Stagecoach Lake, Yampa Valley, Colorado. Photo by Mindy Ritchie. USGS.