Stream Physical Assessment
Our physical assessment of Catfish Run at the Ice Skating Rink Parking Lot site will include:
Discharge is the volume of water passing a given point within a certain time. We will measure it in gallons per minute. Discharge measurement will require a stream channel profile determination and a flow determination.
The visual assessment will involve examining the stream corridor for general condition. We will look at channel condition, substrate type, instream fish cover, bank stability, riparian zone quality and will estimate macroinvertebrate habitat. We will identify problem areas; erosion, siltation and stream encroachments. Photos will be taken of problem areas.