Mill & Furnace Creeks Listing

Purpose

What: Conduct fisheries IBI to determine contemporary status of fisheries assemblage and assess possible impacts to water quality. When: Summer 2006 Where: Two segments of each stream Who: Jim Amrhein

Objective

Baseline sampling in 2005 yielded questions about water and habitat quality of these two streams. A 123 meter section of Furnace Branch yielded only16 fish. A 100 meter section of Mill Branch yielded only 1 fish. Since no other information was gathered, follow up sampling needs to be conducted to determine if this data is indicative of a water quality concern which may lead to these sites being placed on the 303(d) list. Fisheries IBI and habitat index will be measured at two sites on each stream. Data will be summarized to determine if the site should be placed on the impaired waters list or if Tier III monitoring is warranted.

Outcome

Fish IBI and habitat data will be stored in the FH database.

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Mill_Furnace_Creeks
2006
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FURNACE & MILL CREEKS FY07 MONITORING PROPOSAL
 
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Monitor Targeted Area
Follow up sampling needs to be conducted to determine if this data is indicative of a water quality concern which may lead to these sites being placed on the 303(d) list. Fisheries IBI and habitat index will be measured at two sites on each stream.
 
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