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Archived StreamNotes (1992-2012)

 

 

 

 

April 2012 (2.21 MB / 12 pages)

  • Hyporheic Zones in Mountain Streams: Physical Processes and Ecosystem Functions.
  • Stream Restoration in Dynamic Fluvial Systems.

October 2011 (3.24 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Practical guidelines for monitoring movement of aquatic organisms at stream-road crossings.
  • John Potyondy, STREAM Program Manager, Retires.

July 2011 (6.84 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Stream Temperature Monitoring and Modeling: Recent Advances and New Tools for Manager.

April 2011 (1.64 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Assessment of Threats to Riparian Ecosystems in the Western U.S.
  • The Western U.S. Stream Flow Metric Dataset

January 2011 (4.36 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Synthesis: Post-Fire Road Treatments of BAER Teams
  • Management and Restoration of Fluvial Systems
  • Saltcedar and Russian Olive Control Science Assessment

October 2010 (5.42 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Understanding Controls on Flow Resistance Along High-Gradient Mountain Streams
  • Water, Climate Change, and Forests: Watershed Stewardship for a Changing Climate

July 2010 (974 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Conducting Large In-stream Wood Studies: A Call for Common Metrics
  • Cumulative Watershed Effects of Fuel Management in the Western United States

April 2010 (1.99 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Adapting to Climate Change: A Short Course for Land Managers
  • Climate Change Bibliography
  • Forest Soil Disturbance Monitoring Protocol Tool Kit

January 2010 (2.98 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Comparison of Three Pebble Count Protocols (EMAP, PIBO, and SFT) in Two Mountain Gravel-bed Streams
  • The International Instream Flow Program Initiative
  • Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States
  • Literature Synthesis On Effectiveness Of Forest Road BMPs

October 2009 (1.10 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Riparian Vegetation-Flow Response Guilds: A Tool for Determining Environmental Flows for Riparian Vegetation
  • BAGS (Bedload Assessment for Gravel-bed Streams) Software Update

July 2009 (2.14 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Bed Load Transport in Gravel-Bed Streams
  • Stream Restoration Design Handbook
  • Stream Temperature Modeling
  • What Countries in the World are Reading Stream Notes?

April 2009 (1.62 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

January 2009 (1.26 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Stream Simulation: An Ecological Approach to Providing Passage for Aquatic Organisms at Road-Stream Crossings
  • Effects of Ski Slope Development on Stream Channel Morphology in Colorado

October 2008 (960 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Simple Alphanumeric Classification of Wood Debris Size and Shape
  • Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply (WARSSS)
  • River Variability and Complexity
  • StreamStats Update: The Map-based Web Application to Obtain Flow Data from Ungaged Streams
  • Training Products and Videos for Identifying Bankfull Stage are Now Available Online

July 2008 (599 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Erosion Risk Management Tool (ERMiT)
  • Saving West Coast Salmon

April 2008 (968 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Advancing the Fundamental Sciences Proceedings of the Forest Service National Earth Sciences Conference, San Diego, CA, 18-22 October 2004
  • Homogenization of Regional River Dynamics by Dams and Global Biodiversity Implications

January 2008 (1.08 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Post-fire Erosion and the Effectiveness of Emergency Rehabilitation Treatments over Time
  • Low-Water Crossings: Geomorphic, Biological, and Engineering Design Considerations

October 2007 (984 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Guidelines for Using Bedload Traps in Coarse-Bedded Mountain Channels
  • Recommendations from the International Bedload-Surrogate Monitoring Workshop
  • Application of Piecewise Regression to Bedload Data

July 2007 (1.20 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • The WEPP Road Batch Model: A Tool for Reducing Erosion from Trails
  • Ask Doctor Hydro: Working with Data Gaps

April 2007 (2.25 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Geomorphological Perspective on Things to Think About Before Starting a Gravel Augmentation Project
  • The Impacts of ATV Traffic on Undesignated Trails

January 2007 (1.38 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • ICWater: A New Software Tool for Protecting the Nation’s Drinking Water
  • The Lassen National Forest Watershed Improvement Program
  • Lewis and Clark’s Observations and Measurements of Geomorphology and Hydrology, and Changes with Time

October 2006 (804 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Predicting Channel Responses to Flow Diversions
  • Great Basin Riparian Ecosystems: Ecology, Management, and Restoration
  • Where’s Penny?

July 2006 (1.31 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Measuring Stream Temperature with Digital Data Loggers
  • Using Multiple Indicators to Detect Geomorphic Channel Changes in Response to Wildfire
  • A Peculiar River : Geology, Geomorphology, and Hydrology of the Deschutes River , Oregon

April 2006 (424 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Soil and Water
  • River Restoration in the Context of Natural Variability
  • Introduction to Suspended-Sediment Sampling: CD-based Training

January 2006 (810 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Sediment and Water-Quality Sampling Equipment Information
  • StreamStats: Map-based Web Application to Obtain Flow Data at Ungaged Streams

October 2005 (665 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Woody Debris Transport at Road-Stream Crossings
  • Riparian Roads and Restoration: Electronic Short Course

July 2005 (469 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Predicting Bedload Transport Rates In Mountain Gravel-Bed Rivers
  • National Center for Earth-Surface Dynamics (NCED), Stream Restoration Group

April 2005 (634 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • WinXSPRO, A Channel Cross Section Analyzer, Version 3.0
  • Watershed Resources Monitoring (WARM) Database
  • Modeling Flow and Riparian Cottonwood Populations

January 2005 (880 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Guide to Identification of Bankfull Stage in the Northeastern U.S.
  • Large Wood for Stream Habitat Restoration in Sand-bed Channels: Harder Than It Looks!
  • A Century of Forest and Wildland Watershed Lessons

October 2004 (568 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Bedload Trap for Sampling Coarse Gravel and Cobble Transport in Wadeable Mountain Streams
  • Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology: The Book
  • Dan Cenderelli Joins STREAM

July 2004 (1.74 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • An Approach for Quantifying Channel Maintenance Instream Flows in Gravel-Bed Streams
  • The Geomorphic Response of Rivers to Dams: An Electronic Short Course on CD-ROM
  • Web Harvester: Access to Long-term Streamflow and Weather Data from Research Watersheds
  • Larry Schmidt, STREAM Program Manager Retires

April 2004 (794 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Rapid Evaluation of Sediment Budgets
  • National Weather Service Precipitation Frequency Data on the Web
  • Doc Hydro: Visual Estimates and Pebble Counts

January 2004 (332 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Attributes of Bedrock Sierra Nevada River Ecosystems
  • A Historical Perspective on Regional Channel Geometry Curves
  • Fire and Riparian Ecosystems of the Western USA
  • John Potyondy Appointed STREAM Program Manager

October 2003 (335 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • An Evaluation of Techniques for Measuring Substrate Embededness
  • Commentary: Fluvial Geomorphology
  • Doc Hydro: Robert Manning
  • USGS Water-Data

July 2003 (121 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Designing Log Contour Basins For Maximum Effectiveness
  • Hydrogeological Principles Useful in Predicting the Effects of Streamflow Alterations on Shallow Groundwater and Associated Riparian Vegetation
  • STREAM Online Riparian Bibliography -- http://riparian.cfr.washington.edu/
  • Ask Doc Hydro: GRADISTAT

April 2003 (990 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • USGS National Flood Frequency Computer Program
  • The Importance of Hydrochory (Water Dispersal of Seeds) in Free-Flowing and Regulated Rivers
  • A Handbook for Photo Point Monitoring

January 2003 (1.68 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Identifying Bankfull Stage in Forested Streams in the Eastern United States
  • A Revised Hydropower Bypass Flow Regime Designed to Mimic Natural Processes
  • Landscape Dynamics and Forest Management: A Rich-Media CD-ROM Presentation
  • STREAM Web Page Has a New Look

October 2002 ( 1.03 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • The Nature of Flow and Sediment Movement in Little Granite Creek
  • The Potential Use of PDAs in Stream Fieldwork
  • Regional Channel Geometry Relationships for the Maryland Piedmont Hydrologic Region

July 2002 (1.17 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Viewing Bedload Movement in a Mountain Gravel-bed Stream
  • Riparian Plant Ecologist David Meritt Joins Stream Systems Technology Center Staff
  • Instream Flows for Riverine Resource Stewardship
  • Road Maintenance Training Videos
  • Ask Doc Hydro: Current Meter Purchase and Calibration
  • Wildland Waters Publication

April 2002 (287 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Still No Water for the Woods
  • Protecting Wetland Improvement Investments
  • Roughness Characteristics of Natural Channels

January 2002 (329 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Providing for Stream Function and Aquatic Organism Passage: An Interdisciplinary Design
  • A Sampling Frame for Improving Pebble Count Accuracy in Coarse Gravel-Bed Streams
  • Excel Spreadsheets for Statistically Analyzing Pebble Count Data
  • FISP Sediment Measuring Equipment

October 2001 (485 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Successful Water Allocation Negotiation: What Does it Take?
  • Mountain Rivers
  • Some Basics About Cottonwood Establishment and Survival

July 2001 (2.34 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Let Rivers Teach Us
  • Sampling Surface and Subsurface Particle-Size Distributions in Wadable Gravel-Bed Streams
  • Monitoring Wilderness Stream Ecosystems
  • Comprehensive Annotated Riparian Bibliography
  • FishXing Software Update

April 2001 (784 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Forest Service Stream Classification: Adopting a First Approximation
  • Ask Doc Hydro: Safe Wading
  • Collection and Use of Total Suspended Solids Data
  • Managing River Flows for Biodiversity: Balancing Human Demands and Ecosystem Needs

January 2001 (500 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

October 2000 (902 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Multimedia Training in the Measurement of Stream Discharge
  • Solving for Streamflow Without Using Manning's Equation<

July 2000 (763 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • FishXing Software and Learning System
  • Hydrologically Connected Roads
  • Riparian Management in Eastern U.S. Forests

April 2000 (748 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • How to Build a Bank-Operated Cableway to Measure Stream Discharge and Sediment
  • Manning's Equation and the Internal Combustion Engine
  • Verifying Roughness Coefficients for Stream Channels in Arizona
  • Converting Phi Units to Millimeters
  • Comments on Exaggerated Cannel Cross-sections

January 2000 (701 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Alluvial River Ecosystem Attributes
  • Bob Deibel Joins Instream Flow Effort
  • Regional Hydraulic Geometry Curves of the South Umpqua Area in Southwestern Oregon
  • STREAM TEAM Relocates to Natural Resources Research Center

October 1999 (804 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Improving Future Fluvial Classification Systems
  • Why Do We Exaggerate Stream Channel Cross-Section Plots? The Case for True Scale Plotting
  • Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique

July 1999 (437 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

April 1999 (581 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

January 1999 (1.06 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Characterizing Hydrologic Regimes in Ecologically Meaningful Terms
  • Development of an Individual-Based Trout Instream Flow Model
  • Furniss Joins STREAM

October 1998 (1.47 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Calculated Risk: A Tool for Improving Design Decisions
  • The Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project Website
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Rip Rap Gradation
  • Chronicle of Instream Flow Activities

July 1998 (560 KB / 8 pages)

  • Watershed Restoration: Principles and Practices
  • Bank Storage and Its Influence on Streamflow
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Suspended Sediment Discharge in the United States
  • Sediment Technology for the 21st Century

April 1998 (445 KB / 7 pages)

  • An Assessment Methodology for Determining Historical Changes in Mountain Streams
  • Designing Forest Stream Crossings Using Bankfull Dimensions and the Computer Program XSPRO

January 1998 (1.25 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Development of an Integrated Water-Level Sensor and Data-Logger System
  • A Vision of Future Stream Data Collection
  • Ask Doctor Hydro-Round Hole Gravelometers
  • Flooding, Land Use, and Watershed Response in the Blue Mountains of Oregon and Washington

October 1997 (947 KB / 8 pages)

  • Stream Systems Technology Center Launches Internet Website
  • WRENSS Procedural Handbook Available on the Internet
  • Instream Flow Protection: Seeking a Balance in Western Water Use
  • Water, Rivers and Creeks
  • Purchasing a Gravelometer

April 1997 (459 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Evaluating Cross-Sections
  • Temporal Variation of Bedload
  • Hierarchical Framework of Aquatic Ecological Units
  • Ask Doc Hydro - Who is Albert Shields?

January 1997 (225 KB / 4 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Book Review: California Rivers and Streams: The Conflict Between Fluvial Process and Land Use
  • Ask Doc Hydro - Miner's Inch

October 1996 (399 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Applied River Morphology
  • Use and Misuse of Channel Classification
  • Hydrology Workshop Proceedings
  • Ask Doc Hydro - Armor and Pavement

July 1996 (276 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Reducing Observer Bias in Pebble Counts
  • Some Thoughts on Solo Surveying
  • Some Thoughts About Laser Levels
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Ice Formation in Riparian Areas

April 1996 (286 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Gravelometers: Gravel Templates for Pebble Counting in Gravel-Bed Streams
  • Stream Activities
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Measuring Discharge at Seeps and Springs
  • The RIVER Field Book

January 1996 (98 KB / 8 pages)

  • Summary of Technical Testimony in the Colorado Water Division 1 Trial
  • Stream Habitat Quantification by Use of the Froude Number
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Particle Size Classification Systems
  • Federal Interagency Sedimentation Project Technical Advisory Committee

October 1995 (281 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Artificial Stream Restoration: Money Well Spent Or An Expensive Failure?
  • Stream Systems Technology Center Receives Award

July 1995 (351 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Pebble Count Procedure for Assessing Watershed Cumulative Effects
  • A Geomorphic Risk Assessment of Potential Fish Habitat Impacts from Forest Management in Southeast Alaska
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Cause of River Boils
  • Reducing Tire Pressures Decreases Road Sediment Yield
  • Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology

April 1995 (176 KB / 4 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Video Guide to Field Identification of Bankfull Stage in the Western United States
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - Using Floats to Measure Discharge

January 1995 (197 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Research Strategy for Understanding Stream Processes
  • Protecting and Restoring Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Ask Doctor Hydro - STREAM TEAM Activities
  • Summary of Fluvial Study Site Data
  • Watershed Training Opportunities Notebook

October 1994 (227 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • A Classification of Natural Rivers
  • Parshall Flume Correction Program
  • Ask Doctor Hydro – Tonnes or Tons
  • Beaver: Water Resources & Riparian Habitat Manager

July 1994 (919 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Stream Channel Reference Sites: An Illustrated Guide to Field Technique
  • Stream Bank Erosion and Flushing Flows
  • Ask Doctor Hydro ◦Silt and Pebble Counts
  • The Origin of Q

SPECIAL SUMMER ISSUE 1994 (709 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Book Review: “A View of the River” by Luna Leopold
  • Documenting Channel Condition in New Mexico
  • Riprap Design for Streambank protection
  • Looking for a Good Slug of Sediment

April 1994 (1.20 MB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Hydrology & Form of Spring-Dominated Streams
  • Stream Channel & Riparian Reference Areas
  • Flow Resistance & Manning's Equation

January 1994 (867 KB / 8 pages - Section 508 Compliant)

  • Streamflow and Recreation Report
  • Instream Flow for Recreation Handbook
  • Ask Doctor Hydro: Pebbles & Bedrock
  • Catalog of Continuing Education in Hydrology

October 1993 (559 KB / 8 pages)

  • STREAM Activities
  • Statistically Testing Wolman Pebble Counts
  • Ask Doctor Hydro

July 1993 (615 KB / 8 pages)

  • Equal Mobility of Riverbed Material
  • Ask Doctor Hydro
  • Book Review: Stream Hydrology

April 1993 (615 KB / 8 pages)

  • Would the REAL BANKFULL Please Stand Up!
  • Colorado Water Division 1 Court Case Decided
  • XSPRO: A Channel Cross-Section Analyzer Error
  • Dr. Burchard Heede Retires
  • Editorial Policy

January 1993 (493 KB / 8 pages)

  • User Needs Assessment Summary
  • Computer User Survey Results
  • Reprint of “Stream Dynamics: An Overview for Land Managers”
  • Improved Sediment Transport Model XSPRO – A Channel Cross-Section Analyzer

October 1992 (220 KB / 4 pages)

  • Introducing the Stream Systems Technology Center

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NOTE: The archived Stream Notes from 1992 through 2012 were not created in 508 accessible format.  These archived newsletters are being edited for 508 accessibility and will be posted as available.  The 508 accessible Stream Notes will be denoted with " ... Section 508 Compliant" text.

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