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Pacific Southwest
Research Station

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Research Topics Water & Watersheds

Gaging sites

The boom at Godwood Creek suspends a turbidity probe
Caspar Creek

Since 1962, researchers have been studying the nature of hydrologic, erosion, and sedimentation impacts of logging operations on northern California watersheds. TTS was first implemented in water year 1996 at 8 gaging stations in the Caspar Creek watershed. One additional gaging station (XYZ) was added in 2000 and 10 more gaging stations were added in water year 2001.

The data include: streamflow, turbidity, estimated sediment loads, with the additional collection of water and air temperature and rainfall at selected sites. Data are collected and maintained by Redwood Sciences Laboratory, in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Godwood Creek

Godwood creek is entirely contained within Prairie Creek State Park and Redwood National and State Parks, and is a tributary to Prairie and Redwood Creeks.

The data include: streamflow, turbidity, and water temperature. The data are collected and maintained by Redwood Sciences Laboratory, in cooperation with the Redwood National and State Parks.

Grass Valley Creek

Watershed analysis in the Grass Valley Creek area assists federal, state, and local agencies and public groups in making watershed management decisions. This pilot site was installed by Redwood Sciences Laboratory to test the TTS sampling method in a high gradient channel that transports coarse sediment loads.

Data include: streamflow, turbidity, and estimated sediment loads. Data are no longer collected at this site.

Little Jones Creek

Data collected at Little Jones Creek, a tributary to the Smith River, provide physical information for modeling fisheries habitat.

The data include: streamflow, turbidity, estimated sediment loads, and water temperature. Data are collected and maintained by Redwood Sciences Laboratory, in cooperation with Six Rivers National Forest.

Prairie Creek
This existing gaging site in Prairie Creek State Park was used by Redwood Sciences Laboratory to evaluate a bridge-mounted boom.

The data include: streamflow, turbidity, estimated sediment loads, and water temperature. Data are collected and maintained by Redwood National and State Parks.

Upper Jacoby Creek

The Upper Jacoby Creek gaging site is located in City of Arcata's Community Forest. The site is a former USGS gaging site (use Station ID=11480000) that was abandoned in 1964. The hydrologic data are used for modeling fisheries habitat.

The data include: streamflow, turbidity, estimated sediment loads, and water temperature. Data are collected and maintained by Redwood Sciences Laboratory, in cooperation with the City of Arcata.

Last Modified: Aug 29, 2016 11:24:27 AM