Missouri River Ecosystem Exploring the Prospects for Recovery

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780309083140
Publisert
2002
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National Academies Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
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Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
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188
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229 mm
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152 mm
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Missouri River Ecosystem Exploring the Prospects for Recovery

Heftet / 2002 / Engelsk
The Missouri River Ecosystem: Exploring the Prospects for Recovery resulted from a study conducted at the request of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The nationa (TM)s longest river, the Missouri River and its floodplain ecosystem experienced substantial environmental and hydrologic changes during the twentieth century. The context of Missouri River dam and reservoir system management is marked by sharp differences between stakeholders regarding the rivera (TM)s proper management regime. The management agencies have been challenged to determine the appropriate balance between these competing interests. This Water Science and Technology Board report reviews the ecological state of the river and floodplain ecosystem, scientific research of the ecosystem, and the prospects for implementing an adaptive management approach, all with a view toward helping move beyond ongoing scientific and other differences. The report notes that continued ecological degradation of the ecosystem is certain unless some portion of pre-settlement river flows and processes were restored. The report also includes recommendations to enhance scientific knowledge through carefully planned and monitored river management actions and the enactment of a Missouri River Protection and Recovery Act.
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The longest river of US, the Missouri River and its floodplain ecosystem experienced substantial environmental and hydrologic changes during the twentieth century. This report reviews the ecological state of the river and floodplain ecosystem, scientific research of the ecosystem, and the prospects for implementing an adaptive management approach.
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1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Introduction; 4 2. Missouri River History, Management, and Legal Setting; 5 3. Missouri River and Floodplain Ecology; 6 4. Values of the Missouri River System and Operations; 7 5. Adaptive Management: Enhancing Scientific Inquiry and Policy Formulation; 8 6. An Alternative for Missouri River Recovery; 9 7. Recovering the Missouri River Ecosystem; 10 References; 11 Appendix A: Missouri River Aquatic Species; 12 Appendix B: State and Federal Rare, Threatened, or Endangered Species of the Missouri River Floodplain; 13 Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
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Committee on Missouri River Ecosystem Science, National Research Council
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ISBN13
9780309083140
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
National Academies Press
Aldersnivå
06, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
188
Høyde
229 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Se alle