General Information Assessment Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016Meadow Name: Little Needle Lake MeadowAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: North Fork AmericanElevation: 2,455mSlope: 14.0ºLand Ownership: Tahoe National Forest Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionSecondary Channel Bank Height: Slightly ImpactedGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionSecondary Channel Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Slightly ImpactedBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 29 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: NoComments on Restoration: Hard to access, but appears to be healthy-may not need restoration. Additional Observations Headcut Present: YesNumber of Headcuts: 1Ponds Present: NoAspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: No Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: NoEvidence of OHV use: NoRoad: NoCorral: NoBuilding: NoVehical Access: No Adjacent Land Use Adjacent Culvert: NoAdjacent Bridge: NoAdjacent Road: NoAdjacent Building: No Coverage Gopher Disturbance: 0%Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 55% Comments General Comments: Drainage splits near middle transect; flows opposite directions in meadow. Western arm is very wet with multiple springs. Entire area surrounding lake is wet. Eastern arm is dry. Much of area is covered in dense willow. Appears to get light recreational use.