Work Program Summary
Ecoscape has been retained by BC Hydro to complete ecological productivity monitoring on the Columbia River System in the mid (near Revelstoke) and lower reached (near Castlegar). For this project, we are teamed up with Larratt Aquatic and our research is part of a large, ongoing Environmental Effects Monitoring program being conducted as part of a long term water use planning exercise. Specifically, our research focuses on identifying the potential effects of different dam operating regimes (flow regulation) on algal and benthic invertebrate productivity. The comprehensive research studies involve field collection on swift waters using jet boats, study design and statistical analysis, and scientific reporting.