General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017Meadow Name: Big Wet MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002269Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,664mSlope: 0.2ºLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Natural ConditionGullies: Natural ConditionTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 23 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: YesBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes 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: 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.