Mark Stream Survey Data Sheet by keralaguest

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									                    Stream Survey Data Sheet
                 Little Buffalo Creek Headwaters
                  Season:                             Year:


Water Appearance:                   Stream Bed Coating:               Odor:

Scum__________                      orange to red__________           rotten egg_________
Foam__________                      yellowish_____________            musky____________
Muddy_________                      black________________             other_____________
Clear___________                    brown________________             none_____________
Tea____________                     none_________________
Milky__________
Colored sheen (oily)___________
Brownish____________
Other_______________

Good cover_____________________
(70%-100% of bank soil covered by plants, rocks and logs)

Poor cover______________________
(less than 30% of bank soil covered by plants, rocks and logs)

Fair cover_______________________
(30%-70% of bank soil covered by plants, rocks and logs)

Stability of stream bed:
Did the bed sink beneath your feet in:
_________no spots __________a few spots __________many spots?

Width of study area:
Pool section_____________________ riffle section______________________

Depth of study area:
Pool section_____________________ riffle section______________________

Speed of stream’s flow________________________

Land use in watershed:
_____homes       _____stores        _____factories    _____farming
_____woods       _____fields

Litter:
Average number of small and large items_______
Paper, small trash       cans and bottles             tires, carts, etc.
_____0-5                 _____0-5                     _____0-5
_____5-10                _____5-10                    _____5-10
_____10-50               _____10-50                   _____10-50
_____more than 50        _____more than 50            _____more than 50
Barriers to fish movement:
__________waterfalls       __________dams          __________beaver dams
__________none             __________other

Structure causing a water level difference of one foot or more:
__________waterfalls       __________dams              __________beaver dams
__________none             __________other

Are there any discharging pipes? __________yes     __________no
If so, how many discharging pipes are there? __________________

Algae:                            Is the Algae located:              Is the algae:
Light green__________             everywhere__________               matted on the stream
Dark green__________              in spots_____________              bed__________
Brown coated________                                                 hairy_________
Other______________                                                  other_________

What is the average bottom coverage of algae in the stream? _________%

Aquatic life:
Fish__________scattered individuals                crayfish __________scarce
    __________scattered schools                             __________abundant

Macroinvertebrates:
Number of insects_________________________
Number of kinds__________________________

Additional comments which describe the stream:

								
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