Accession Number : ADA323061

Title :   Opportunities To Protect Instream Flows In Minnesota And Iowa,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE FORT COLLINS CO WESTERN ENERGY AND LAND USE TEAM

Personal Author(s) : Aiken, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA323061

Report Date : MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : In Opportunities to Protect Instream Flows in Minnesota and Iowa, this report provides the reader with a basic survey of State prerogatives and programs that may be used to protect the instream uses of water. Because of the interest and responsibilities of State fish and wildlife agencies and other conservation organizations, most of these opportunities are related to fish and wildlife habitat. However, there are many other instream uses considered, including hydroelectric power production, recreation, navigation, downstream delivery, and waste load assimilation. The purpose of this document is to illustrate methods to protect these instream uses within the context of existing rules and regulations. The primary purpose of this series of documents is to point out the opportunities in instream flow management which currently exist so that planners and managers can anticipate development, plan appropriate programs, and evaluate the costs and benefits of certain courses of action. In addition, the reports are brief histories of the level of success of various State programs. The use of this information can be a significant cost saving to planners and managers. This document combines the efforts of several individuals, agencies, and organizations toward a common objective: the identification; description; and preliminary evaluation of promising opportunities for protecting instream uses of water under existing law in Minnesota and Iowa.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *WATER POLLUTION, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, WATER FLOW, FRESH WATER, GROUND WATER, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, WATER QUALITY, WATER RESOURCES, HABITATS, ENDANGERED SPECIES, WILDLIFE, IOWA, STREAMS, RESERVOIRS, WATER DISTRIBUTION, STATE LAW, WATER CONSERVATION, MINNESOTA, WATER ANALYSIS.

Subject Categories : Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE