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Lower Yakima River

Water Quality & Habitat

Spring 2020 Meeting


Benton Conservation District (BCD) hosts the Lower Yakima Water Quality & Habitat Monitoring Group

to coordinate resources across multiple organizations. BCD thanks presenters, partner organizations, and meeting participants for working together to provide the best available science, as well as

shoreline landowners committed to wise stewardship.

Funding provided by Washington State Department of Ecology.

Scroll down for presentations from the Spring 2020 meeting.

Thermal Refuge Identification on Lower Yakima River

Andres Gendaszek, USGS

I-182 Thermal Refuge Assessment

Connor Parrish, MidColumbia Fisheries

Yakima River Water Stargrass, WQ & Nitrate Dynamics Rich Sheibley, USGS

Smolt Survival Study

Toby Kock, USGS

River Mile 25 Thermal Demonstration Site

Rebecca Wassell, MidColumbia Fisheries

Lower Yakima River Work to Date

Water Star Grass, Aaron Pelly

Surface Water Monitoring in the Lower Yakima Valley, Matthew Bischof and Abigail Nickelson

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