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					                                             Stream Survey Data Sheet

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Upstream Side/Downstream Side


                                         PHYSICAL HABITAT
                 BACKGROUND INFORMATION-PG. 18                                            PHYSICAL APPEARANCE-PB. 20
                                                                                                 (Check all that apply)
Event Conditions Noted      None          Light            Mod.        Heavy        Aquatic Plants           Present    Abundant
at Site
Days Since Rain               <1        2        3                    Unknown       Floating Algae               Present        Abundant
Water Temp/DO/pH            degrees C     ppm                         =pH           Filamentous Algae            Present        Abundant
Water Color                 Clear   Gray     Brown                 Black Green      Bacterial                    Present        Abundant
                                                                                    Sheen/Slimes
Waterbody Type-u/s          Stream         Lake            Impound        Wetland   Turbidity                    Present        Abundant
Waterbody Type-d/s          Stream         Lake            Impound        Wetland   Oil Sheen                    Present        Abundant
Stream Width (ft)           <10            10-25           25-50          >50       Foam                         Present        Abundant
Ave. Stream Depth (ft)      <1             1-3             >3             Unknown   Trash                        Present        Abundant
Water Velocity (ft/sec)
Surface Flow Type           Dry       Stagnant         L           M          H
                       SUBSTRATE (%)—PG. 22                                                  INSTREAM COVER—PG. 23
                            (add to 100%)                                                       (Check All That Apply)
Boulder—10 in. diameter                                                             Undercut Banks
Cobble/Gravel—10 to 0.08 in. diameter70%                                            Overhanging Vegetation
Sand--coarse grain10%                                                               Deep Pools
Silt/Detritus/Muck—fine10% grain/organic matter                                     Boulders
Hardpan/Bedrock—solid clay/rock surface                                             Aquatic Plants
Artificial—manmade                                                                  Logs or Woody Debris
Unknown
                    RIVER MORPHOLOGY—PG. 24                                                 STREAM CORRIDOR—PG. 25

Riffle                          Present                           Abundant          Riparian Veg.       <10      10-30         30-   >100
                                                                                    Width ft-L                                 100
Pool                            Present                           Abundant          Riparian Veg.       <10      10-30         30-   >100
                                                                                    Width ft-R                                 100
Channel                   Natural            Recovering              Maintained     Bank                  0         L           M     H
                                                                                     Erosion
Designated Drain            ?                      Y                      N         Streamside          Bare     Grass         Shr   Tree
                                                                                    Land Cover
                                                                                    Stream              <25             25-50        >50
                                                                                    Canopy %
Highest Water         ?         <1         1-3         3-5         5-10       >10
Mark (ft)                                                                                   Adjacent Land Uses—pg. 27
                     Stream Cross Section—pg. 25                                    Wetlands                               L         R
                                                                                    Shrub or old Field                     L         R
                                                                                    Forest                                 L         R
                                                                                    Pasture                                L         R
                                                                                    Crop Residue                           L         R
                                                                                    Rowcrop                                L         R
                                                                                    Residential Lawns/Parks                L         R
                                                                                    Impervious Surfaces                    L         R
                                                                                    Disturbed Ground                       L         R
                                                                                    No Vegetation                          L         R
                                    Instream Survey Data Sheet

  Average Water Depth (ft):
  Is the substrate covered with excessive silt?                 ___ Yes         __ No
  Substrate Embeddedness:              ___ 0-25%                ___ 25-50%      ___ >50%

  Benthic Macroinvertebrates

  Describe the types of habitats and substrates from which invertebrates were collected:


  Use letter codes (R = 1-10, C = 11 or more) to record the approximate numbers of
  organisms in each taxa found in the stream reach

  Group 1                           Group 2                           Group 3
  Sensitive                         Somewhat Sensitive                Tolerant
       Beetle Adults (Coleoptera)        Beetle larvae (Coleoptera          Aquatic Worms
                                                                            (Oligochaeta)
       Caddisfly larvae                   Clams (Pelocypoda)                Leeches (Hirudina)
       (Trichoptera)
       Hellgrammites                      Cranefly larvae (Diptera)          Midge larvae (Diptera)
       (Megaloptera)
       Mayfly numphs                      Crayfish (Decapoda)                Pouch smails
       (Ephemeroptera)                                                       (Gastropoda)
       Gilled snails (Gastropoda)         Damselfly nymphs                   Sowbugs (Isopoda)
                                          (Odonata)
       Stonefly nymphs                    Dragonfly nymphs                   True Bugs (Hemiptera)
       (Plecoptera)                       (Odonata)
       Water penny (Coleoptera)           Scuds (Amphipoda)                  Other Diptera
       Blackfly larvae (Diptera)          Alderfly larvae
                                          (Megaloptera)

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  Group 1                           Group 2                           Group 3

  ____ #of R’s * 5.0 = ____         __ # of R’s * 3.0 = ____          __ # of R’s * 1.1 = ____
  ____ #of C’s * 5.3 = ____         ___ # of C’s * 3.2 = ____         ___ # of C’s * 1.0 = ____

  Group 1 Total = _____             Group 2 Total = _____             Group 3 Total = _____

            Total Stream Quality Score (sum of totals for Groups 1-3) = ______

  __    Excellent (>48)       _____ Good (34-48) _____ Fair (19-33) _____ Fair (<19)

_________________________________________________________________________

  During the sampling and evaluation, did you observe any fish or wildlife?
  ____ Yes _____ No

  If yes, please describe (if possible):

				
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