Citizen Based Stream Monitoring
Photo of monitoring site (DNR landing) on 5/2/16
This is the freshwater mussel we observed. I believe the one on the right is the first live mussel we have found at this site.
This apparent norhern water snake was observed on the outside of the Highway A culvert on Rock Creek. (One was observed in these rocks on a previous year as well.)
This is looking down the DNR canoe/boat launch site, showing dead cattails in spring. Monitoring is conducted in stream behind Steve Bower. Flow measurements are conducted about 25 yards downstream at Highway A bridge.
This is Carl Glassford at the culvert opening where we measure flow. We release a tennis ball and recapture it 50 feet downstream on the other end of this 6 foot diameter culvert. This photo was provided to the Jefferson County board to alert them to erosion of the bank behind/between the rocks around the culvert.
WAV station ID 283217. This is the only other macro-invertebrate we observed on 10/17/19 other than Stonefly larvae.
Upstream of County Highway A
Downstream of County Highway A.
The crew at the sampling station: Steve Bower, Jim Kerler, and Carl Glassford
Canoe landing (monitoring site) showing water level, usually much higher
Site, algae, stream flow setup
New (downstream of culvert) site and "compressed 1 ft" setup for WAV1 flow monitoring as of this date. (See WAV1 database for entries.)
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.