The Watershed Health Monitoring (WHM) program visits probabilistic (randomly-selected) sites and other hand-selected sites across Washington. We sample about 50 random sites within each of 7 Status and Trends Regions (STRs) during each round of sampling. Data in this file represent information collected during Round 1 probabulity sampling in the Upper Columbia STR (summer 2012) along with some other events from the region. Reported here are just a select few of the metrics. The full suite of habitat data is available from our web site: http://tinyurl.com/WatershedHealth. Macroinvertebrate community scores reported here are from this source: http://pugetsoundstreambenthos.org.
This is a list of wood volume measurements among randomly selected stream sites in Washington State during 2009-2016. Data were collected for the Department of Ecology's Watershed Health Monitoring surveys. This list only displays data from the most recent sampling event at any site.
This is a list of random sites sampled by the Department of Ecology's Watershed Health Monitoring Program during 2009-2016. It includes data for riparian cover as measured with a densiometer at the bankfull margins and the amount of stream network represented by the random site. Densiometer data are assigned ratings of riparian condition relative to reference conditions.
This dataset lists random sites sampled by Watershed Health Monitoring surveys during 2009 to 2016. It provides adjusted spatial weights (km of stream represented by the site). It also provides metric values for proximity-weighted presence of riparian disturbance from any type (PWP all) and the disturbance condition rating (low, medium, or high). Sites are assigned regional and survey year membership.
This file lists random sites sampled during the first round of statewide surveys (2009-2012). The list also provides the average copper concentration from 1-2 samples of sediment for the given sample year. Coordinates are provided for each site.
This is a list of random sites sampled for the Watershed Health Monitoring surveys of 2009-2012 (Round 1 through the state). The list provides indication of which non-native aquatic vertebrate species were detected at each site, plus the stream km represented by each site.