Stream temperature monitoring planned around Bristol Bay

By on January 13, 2014

Various Alaskan organizations are teaming up to to monitor water temperature in streams around the Bristol Bay region, KDLG reported.

The project aims to determine what impacts climate change may have on salmon populations in the region. Data from the last few years showed that the temperature of several salmon-bearing streams was higher than average.

The temperature monitoring project will start this year, and is expected to conclude by May 2015. Organizations funding the project include the Southwest Alaska Salmon Habitat Partnership and the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust.

Image: Commercial fishing on Bristol Bay (Credit: echoforsberg, via Flickr)

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