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Abstract of FIA Project 4210002

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Stream Channel Monitoring Program For the Trout Creek Watershed (2003 Report - Year 5)

Author(s): Dobson Engineering Ltd.
Imprint: Westbank, B.C. : Gorman Bros Lumber Ltd., 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Streams, British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative


The intent of the channel monitoring program is to help quantify channel change over time and to determine the potential effects future forest development might have on stream channels. The monitoring program is designed to help guide future management decisions within the watershed and the results of this program are intended to compliment other watershed research and restoration efforts including the Watershed Assessment Procedure, Channel Assessment Procedure, and Watershed Restoration Program. Forest Renewal British Columbia (FRBC) funded this project from 1999-2001, however, the funding for 2002 and 2003 was provided by the Forest Investment Account (FIA). Seven permanent channel monitoring sites were established in the Trout Creek watershed in 1999. Three sites are on Trout Creek, one site on Kathleen Creek, one site on Bull Creek and two sites on Isintok Creek. The two sites on Isintok Creek and one of the sites on Trout Creek are photo sites only [refer to site map and location descriptions]. In October 2003, the seven channel monitoring sites were re-assessed for the fifth consecutive year. The channel monitoring data collected to date can serve as baseline information that future channel conditions can be compared against. Future channel monitoring surveys should be conducted if there are significant changes in watershed conditions (extensive forest development, wildfire, extreme peak flow conditions, etc.).
Dobson Engineering Ltd.

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