Resource Sensitivity Effects on Navigation and Wildlife and Planning for the A.C.F. River Basin
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The purpose of resource sensitivity is to integrate understanding about the stresses on river basin systems into the comprehensive planning and management process. Understanding how fluctuating natural conditions affect water resources and the ability of users to manage them in an economically and ecologically feasible fashion is useful to charting the future course for planning and ultimately managing the whole river basin system. This brief paper outlines the sensitivity affecting navigation windows and the Eufaula wildlife refuge to illustrate the need to consider how key sectors adjust to climate changes in the ACF river basin. The two sectors are further illustrative of how operations to facilitate navigation windows can increase the risks from natural hazards to other sectors like wildlife habitats.