Analysis and Visualization for Watershed Management Decision-Making to Support Fish Populations

Client: US Bureau of Reclamation

WRE and FlowWest provided support for the Fish Resource Area Structured Decision Making (SDM) for the Central Valley Project Improvement Act (CVPIA) by integrating disparate data across multiple disciplines and developing visualizations to be used by interdisciplinary teams of analysts. Well-designed visualizations of data and analyses facilitate rapid transfer of information about complex concepts.

The consulting team created draft visualizations of relationships defined in the models developed by the US Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and local stakeholders. The consulting team also worked iteratively toward the creation of user-friendly dashboards representing key parts of these models. These dashboards and the visualizations within them focused on the Chinook Salmon population model.