Targeted Watershed Approach
Protection (Healthy or Vulnerable)
The Corning Creek watershed was identified as a potential Targeted Watershed Assessment (TWA) for the 2014 field season, however monitoring this watershed will help evaluate the impact that high capacity wells can have on streams. Right now, the Corning Creek watershed has relatively low impact from high-cap wells, however, other watersheds in the region are facing increasing impacts from high cap wells, and the Corning Creek watershed could face these same threats in the future. This survey will provide baseline data that can be referenced when future impacts occur. This TWA approach resulted in 5 sites being surveyed; including the pour point of the watershed where a WAV volunteer collected six growing season TP samples.