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Document Title:

Influence of Habitat Complexity and Floodplain Reconnection Projects on the Physical and Biological Conditions of Seattle Urban Streams : Pre-Project Monitoring. Final Progress Report, 2005-2007.

AUTHOR(S):
T. R. Leavy P. Bakke R. J. Peters


PAGES:
1 - 136

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2008

ABSTRACT:
We documented pre-restoration physical and biological conditions at four reaches in Thornton Creek, 95th Street, N.F. Confluence, S.F. Confluence, and Knickerbocker. For each study site (treatment) a control reach was selected. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of pre-project data collected during the first year and a half of this long-term monitoring project to evaluate the effectiveness of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) habitat complexity projects. Physical conditions documented included channel morphology, streambank condition, vegetation, regional surface/groundwater interactions, and hydraulic interactions, and instream habitat. Biological conditions included fish, benthic invertebrates, and periphyton.

PUBLISHED BY:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

DOCUMENT LINK:
http://www.fws.gov/wafwo/fisheries/Publications/UrbanStreamsFinalDraft10_2008.pdf, 4 MB

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Western Washington Field Office

Last updated: February 13, 2013