Vulnerability of reservoirs to climate change
October 2021 - July 2025
- Reservoir Fish Habitat Partnership
The goal of this project is to develop an index that can provide managers answers to questions such as what types of reservoirs are most likely to be affected by climate change. The index can reveal which reservoirs may be at risk of habitat decline, which are high priorities for management to sustain desired fish assemblages, and which may serve as climate change refugia. Understanding what in-lake or off-lake habitat traits make certain reservoirs more vulnerable than others provides a basis for developing appropriate adaptation measures for specific reservoirs and regions.