Big Wet Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Big Wet Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Elevation: 
2,664m
Slope: 
0.2ยบ
Hydrogeomorphic Type: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Natural Condition
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
23
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
No
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
Yes
Grazing and Cattle
Grazing Trails: 
No
Stubble: 
No
Dung in Channel: 
No
Hoof Prints on Banks: 
No
Human Impacts
Trail: 
No
Evidence of OHV use: 
No
Road: 
No
Corral: 
No
Building: 
No
Vehical Access: 
No
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
No
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
No
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
1%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
10%
Comments
General Comments: 
In lower meadow, abundant backwaters, multiple channels. Roaring River floods much of the meadow. Some channels look like they have scour/ headcuts, but no erosion or abrupt changes in water surface elevation. Water flows slowly and completely fills scoured areas at this flow. No evidence of check dams - they likely would have been in the side channels. Hydrogeomorphic types present: riparian low gradient, discharge slope, discharge slope peatland.

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