Lower Red Lake Creek Meadow Assessment

General Information
Assessment Date: 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Meadow Name: 
Lower Red Lake Creek Meadow
Meadow Reference: 
Organization Affiliation: 
Assessment Completed: 
Yes
General Characteristics
Watershed: 
Land Ownership: 
Physical Condition
Main Channel Bank Height: 
Moderately Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Height: 
Slightly Impacted
Gullies: 
Natural Condition
Total Bank Stability: 
Slightly Impacted
Secondary Channel Bank Stability: 
Natural Condition
Vegetation Cover: 
Natural Condition
Bare Ground: 
Natural Condition
Encroachment: 
Slightly Impacted
Assessment Points: 
27
Restoration Efforts
Restoration Efforts: 
No
Additional Observations
Headcut Present: 
Yes
Number of Headcuts: 
3
Aspen Trees Present: 
Yes
Beavers: 
No
Fish Observed: 
No
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: 
Yes
Adjacent Land Use
Adjacent Culvert: 
Yes
Adjacent Bridge: 
No
Adjacent Road: 
Yes
Adjacent Building: 
No
Coverage
Gopher Disturbance: 
0%
Willow, Alder, and Aspen Coverage: 
5%
Comments
General Comments: 
-Main channel is incised in a few parts of the channel, mainly on the outer curve of the banks. This is probably a function of a higher energy system. -Meadow north of upper transect was drier than majority of meadow. -Bank height is 2: deep channel because there is a lot of flow. Large meadow with large volume of water. -Culvert under 88 that flows into western meadow portion.

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