Citizen Based Stream Monitoring
As you approach stream side where testing is done from. Gauge water levels by area of concrete blocks visible.
Bend in the river looking downstream
Culvert water levels
Stream site where testing is done; flooding level covers concrete blocks
Stream side where testing is done, concrete blocks submerged, water level climbing to road
Very small fish visible at tip of white plastic spoon.
Water levels lowered enough to reveal concrete blocks at stream side where testing is done.
Culverts show previous high water flood levels and reveal displaced stones
Concrete blocks & stream bottom now clearly visible; water returned to pre-flood levels of April and May 2017.
Culverts show highest flood level; left side completely blocked by roots and plant matter deposited during highest flood levels.
Culverts half full and flowing fast
Citizen-Based Stream Monitoring
Collect chemical, physical, and/or biological water quality data to assess the current overall stream health. The data can inform management decisions and may be used to identify impaired waters for biennial lists.