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Agenda: Stream Temperature Data and Modeling Meeting II

Co-hosted by EPA Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, USGS Northeast Climate Science Center, and USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center. Presentations are available - see agenda below for a link to the files.


Stream Temperature Data and Modeling Meeting II

May 1, 2014

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Regional Office

300 Westgate Center Drive

Hadley, Massachusetts

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8:00 Coffee/Tea/bagels/donuts

Welcome/Introduction: Ralph Abele, U.S. EPA; Scott Schwenk, North Atlantic LCC

Meeting Purpose: Ben Letcher, USGS


9:10 Temperature data and climate concerns as the “gateway” to hardcore stream science – Dan Isaak, U.S. Forest Service Download Presentation
10:00-11:55 Session 1:  Updates on NE Temperature Modeling/ Monitoring
10:00 NorEaST Web Portal: Stream Temperature Mapper and Data Application – Jana Stewart, USGS Download Presentation
10:15 Northeast Climate Science Center stream temperature project update – Austin Polebitski, U.Wisconsin-Platteville and Yin-Phan Tsang, Michigan State University Download Presentation
10:30 Break
10:40 Forecasting Changes in Aquatic Systems and Brook Trout – Ben Letcher, USGS Download Presentation
10:55 Thermal regime modeling, Naomi Detenbeck – EPA Atlantic Ecology Division Download Presentation
11:10 Analysis of temperature/fishery data - NH, MA and CT– Jennifer Jacobs, University of New Hampshire Download Presentation
11:25 Groundwater/Stream Temperature - Christine Hatch, David Boutt, UMass-Amherst Download Presentation
11:45 Northwest Thermal Refugia Primer - Christian Torgersen, USGS, Joe Ebersole, EPA Download Presentation
12:00 Lunch
12:45-3:20 Session 2: Data application, future directions – moderated discussion
12:45 Amazing apps and building a national stream internet - Dan Isaak, USFS Download Presentation
1:35 Summer Thermal Thresholds of Fish Community Transitions in Southern New England Streams – Mike Beauchene, CTDEEP  Download Presentation
1:50 Approaches to Data Application - Ralph Abele, EPA, Ben Letcher, USGS, Gerry Szal, MA DEP
2:20 Stream Temperature and Streamflow:  Future directions/ integration of efforts

Discussion Questions for the Moderated Sessions

Session 1 (1:50-2:20): Approaches to Data Management and Application

How can we improve databases and get more use of them?

  • How can we improve the design and function (e.g. data retrieval/download) of existing temperature data and in-progress databases to make them more user-friendly, as well as efficient for future updates (e.g. yearly data)?
  • How can we design the database so states and others will want to keep adding/updating the information?
  • Would it be useful to design real time updating to model estimates and maps from the data base?
  • Would real time forecasting be useful?


Session 2 (2:20-3:20): Stream Temperature and Streamflow: Future directions/ integration of efforts

What are future research needs and where are there opportunities for integration?

  • Does current work allow us to observe and project climate impacts in aquatic systems across the Northeast? If not, what and where (regional, state, habitat type?) are the barriers or gaps in knowledge, data, and monitoring that we need to overcome?
  • What emerging research, monitoring, and management activities are happening across the Northeast region which encompass stream temperature, stream flow, and aquatic connectivity?
  • How can we build on, link, and improve current efforts on stream temperature and flow to support research, monitoring, and management of aquatic connectivity and ecological flows?
  • What climate-relevant management decisions and actions does our collective work support in this area (short-term / long-term)?

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