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RMRS Data Archive
Title: Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest Stream Sediment Collection: 1994-2009
Author: McCaughey, Ward W.; Glasgow, Lance S.; and Wright, David K.
Abstract: This data product contains daily average sediment flow data for several creeks in the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest watershed from 1994 to 2009. Sediment data were collected at eight sites in the upper Tenderfoot Creek watershed. Four samplers were placed at the bottom of four sub-watersheds flowing into Tenderfoot Creek. These sub watersheds (and respective collection site names) are Spring Park (SPPA), Sun (LOSU), Stringer (LOST) and Bubbling Creek (BUBB). Two additional samplers were placed on Sun Creek above (UPSU) and below (MISU) a logging road constructed in 2000. An additional collection sampler was on the west fork of Stringer Creek (UPST). Tenderfoot Creek also contains two collection samplers (UPTE and LOTE). UPTE is located above and LOTE is below the sub watersheds SPPA, LOSU, BUBB, and LOST (see map included in this archive).
Two sub watersheds: Sun Creek and Spring Park Creek had experimental shelterwood harvests in 1999 and 2000. Portions of these units were prescribed burned between 2001 and 2003. Two adjacent subwatersheds: Bubbling Creek and Stringer Creek serve as control units for the silviculture treatments (see McCaughey et. al. 2006 in the Cross-Reference section).
Sediment collection correlates with hydrologic flow data and stream nutrient data collected at a series of hydrologic flumes on the experimental forest. See the Cross-Reference section for access to these data.
Key Words: sediment collection,
lodgepole pine forest, Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest,
Little Belt Mountains,
Northern Rocky Mountains
Citation of Data Product:
USDA Forest Service - RMRS - Statistics Unit