Little Platte River Watershed Assessment SCR_07_10


Monitor the contemporary status of streams within the Little Platte Watershed as well as evaluate the overall health of the watershed. The department lacks current fish and macroinvertebrate data for streams within this watershed. This data is necessary to determine whether these streams are achieving their attainable use in order to update the watershed tables, list waters that are not meeting their attainable use, and assess the overall health of these watersheds as required by Section 305(b) of the Clean Water act. This project will use a combination of randomly selected and targeted sites on streams within the watershed for this purpose. Sites of special interest (potential 303(d); TRM projects; direct discharge etc. will receive ). Data collected will be entered into the FM database and SWIMS and a final report entered into WATERS.


Project will use data gathered for this project to update the streams narratives in the State of the Basin report. It will also be used to update the watershed narrative for the Little Platte watershed, which can then be used to update the state's 305(b) report to Congress.


Fisheries assessments on 17 sites in the Little Platte River watershed (in addition to 7 sites for Snowden Branch 303(d) assessment). 14 sites will be evaluated for macroinvertebrate assemblage. Data will be collected during the sampling season in 2009. Data will be entered into FM database, SWIMS. Updated streams reports and watershed report will be entered into WATERS.

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Reports and Documents
Little Platte River Watershed Assessment TWA (2011)
This is a detailed report of the 2009 assessment of Snowden Branch which was conducted in correlation to the Little Platte River watershed evaluation.