General Information Project: SEKI Wilderness Meadows Scorecard AssessmentAssessment Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018Meadow Name: Vidette MeadowMeadow Reference: UCDSNM002755Organization Affiliation: American RiversAssessment Completed: Yes General Characteristics Watershed: Upper KingElevation: 2,889mLand Ownership: Kings Canyon National ParkHydrogeomorphic Type: Riparian low gradient Physical Condition Main Channel Bank Height: Moderately ImpactedGullies: Heavily ImpactedTotal Bank Stability: Natural ConditionVegetation Cover: Natural ConditionBare Ground: Natural ConditionEncroachment: Slightly ImpactedAssessment Points: 18 Restoration Efforts Restoration Efforts: No Additional Observations Headcut Present: NoAspen Trees Present: NoBeavers: NoFish Observed: Yes Grazing and Cattle Grazing Trails: NoStubble: NoDung in Channel: NoHoof Prints on Banks: No Human Impacts Trail: YesEvidence 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: 2% Comments General Comments: Potholes: Region A on map has ~4 very deep (4') potholes in random locations through meadow region. Main meadow also has ~3 very large (4' deep, up to 15' across) potholes. we don't know what these are: see photo and historic 3784. Remnant channels: all remnant channels very deep: photo 3788-region A, 3802- main meadow, photo pano iphone-main meadow, stagnant water, brown coloration, banks up to 3ft high, these may be oxbow bends, all running parallel to main channel. Encroachemnt: mainly on NE and south side of main meadow. Trail thru meadow: SM- user trail to river channel is concentrating some flow. About 7' of water is captured on trail. Successful retake of historic photos. main Channel has a lot of diversity- pools, braided channels, waterfalls, etc. Deschampsia cacpitosa covers main meadow, overstory. Queen ann's lace understory, corn lily in sm. pockets on side of meadow. thick sedges line remnant channels that are not holding water.