Mitigation measures to avoid or reduce water resource impacts from hydrokinetic energy development.
The following are examples of mitigation measures that could be applied to reduce water resource impacts of a project depending upon site- and project-specific conditions. Impacts to water resources are related to the project activities (e.g., seabed and land disturbance, erosion, changes in runoff patterns), and project emissions (e.g., sediment runoff and water releases). Many impacts can be reduced or avoided when considered during the siting and design phase.
Develop a final set of mitigation measures for any project in consultation with the appropriate tribal, federal, and state resource management agencies and with stakeholders. Conduct these consultations as part of the project development process and preferably prior to final project siting and design.
Siting and Design Mitigation Measures
Siting and design considerations that mitigate impacts include: