Comments from Angel Martin provided via email to Doug Leeper, as a follow-up to oral comments provided during the June 8, 2020 peer review panel teleconference.
Concerning the Scientific Peer Review Panel Meeting for the Proposed Minimum Flows for the Lower Peace River and Lower Shell Creek, I offer the following two general comments.
- Make the discussion and associated figures and tables as clear as possible. Make certain that the decreasing, increasing, and no trends are clearly defined and associated with the appropriate confidence interval—assume that a 5% (0.05) is clearly defined. Be consistent with these terms. For example, both decreasing and declining trends are used in the document.
- Please include in the text discussion, where appropriate, that there is uncertainty in the determination of the 15% threshold for significant harm. Additional data collection and analysis may be used in adjusting this value either higher or lower. Uncertainty needs to be discussed in the assignment of Minimum flows and Levels.
Please contact me if you need any additional information or clarification. Thank you for the opportunity to comment.