Sediment Investigations

Coal Creek Sedimentation Investigation

Assess land use effects on sediment loading. Repeatable, feasible monitoring protocol for community groups.

A pilot project to investigate sedimentation on Coal Creek was launched in 2020. This included installation of a level logger, volume measurements to determine water level to discharge and water sampling. A dedicated team of volunteers collected over 650 water samples from April to October to produce a dataset detailing the levels of sediment in Coal Creek.

The project will continue in 2021 to collect further data and produce a sediment monitoring protocol for other community groups. This will allow groups to produce tangible evidence of the effect of land use practices such as clear-cut logging, road development and clearing.

  • Preliminary sampling and data collection
  • Covid-19 delays
  • Project extended through to 2022

 

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  • Stephanie Hirn
    published this page in Current Projects 2021-04-09 09:35:30 -0600

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