StreamNet and Coordinated Assessments data help right-size monitoring efforts (December 2018)

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Bonneville and the Council are working to ensure the right amount of monitoring data are collected to support Program implementation, without going overboard so that more funds are available for on-the-ground mitigation work.  When questions arose about what Deschutes River populations are being monitored versus what is required in the Biological Opinion, staff turned to the on-line StreamNet Mapper for answers.  Bringing data from the stream to the screen made the answer to this real-time management question readily available without the need to call around the basin (as was done in the past).