Research and analysis

Further validation of the physical habitat simulation system (PHABSIM) for the habitat requirements of salmonid fish

The objective of the project was to test PHABSIM further as a tool for assessing water resources issues, specifically assessing prescribed minimum flows.



PHABSIM (the Physical Habitat Simulation system) is a set of hydraulic and hydroecological models that define changes in physical habitat availability for target species given a change in river flow or channel geometry.