University of Idaho Researchers Tackle Stream Flow Permanence Classification
December 04, 2020
The classification of stream permanence — whether a stream flows permanently, intermittently or ephemerally in response to rainfall — dictates what organisms a stream supports and how the stream is managed. Konrad Hafen, Paul Gessler and U.S. Geological Survey colleagues found variation in annual climate conditions was a large factor in discrepancies in classification of stream permanence. The study provides support for the development of newer dynamic models that account for weather and climate variation.
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