Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Columbia Basin Historical Ecology Project

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The Columbia Basin Historical Ecology Project consists of basin-wide assessments of historical habitat potential and current habitat condition to guide recovery efforts for endangered salmon. Associated datasets and model outputs include attributed stream networks, main stem and side channel habitat predictions, reference channel type predictions, and pre-settlement riparian vegetation predictions.

Our datasets are based on the U.S. National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and the Canadian Watershed Atlas. We have model results and stream attributes built upon the 1:100K and the newer 1:24k NHD versions. Because of the network processing required to run our models we were not able to retain NHD reach identifiers but our layers can be associated with other datasets using spatial joins.

GIS data downloads

TitleDescriptionDownload
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Last updatedData dictionaryPublication
Columbia basin streams 1:24k 1:24k resolution hydrography layer with multiple attributes shapefile 5.30.2018 pdf -
CRB mainstem and side channel habitat (1:24k) Predicted mainstem and side channel widths for Columbia basin streams Coming soon! - - -
Columbia basin streams 1:100k 1:100k resolution hydrography layer  for streams >8m bankfull width with multiple attributes shapefile 8.12.2017 pdf In review
CRB mainstem and side channel habitat (1:100k) Predicted bank, bar and side channel habitat unit areas for streams >8m bankfull width in the Columbia basin shapefile 8.12.2017 pdf In review
CRB Channel type model results (1:100k) Predicted channel patterns for streams >8m bankfull width in the Columbia basin shapefile 2013 pdf pdf
Riparian vegetation Predicted pre-settlement riparian vegetation In progress - - -

Publications

  1. Bond et al. (2018), Estimating the benefits of widespread floodplain reconnection for Columbia River Chinook salmon (manuscript)
  2. Beechie, T., and H. Imaki (2014), Predicting natural channel patterns based on landscape and geomorphic controls in theColumbia River basin, USA, Water Resour. Res., 50, 39–57, doi:10.1002/2013WR013629

Contact

Tim Beechie
Tim.Beechie@noaa.gov

Morgan Bond
Morgan.Bond@noaa.gov