Hydrology Monitoring Protocol

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Articulates methods for monitoring hydrologic and water quality impacts of meadow restoration in the Sierra Nevada. This includes recommended analyses and standard metrics that, if reported, will enable future regional studies to combine data across meadow restoration projects. These methods are not exhaustive, rather we identify the key indicators that should be monitored by all projects aiming to alter hydrology or water quality through meadow restoration. Data collected are grouped into five categories based on the objectives they support: 1) groundwater elevation; 2) stream flow; 3) water temperature; 4) sedimentation; and 5) overview data, such as photographs and maps that support multiple monitoring objectives. Table 1 summarizes which data are collected and how they are reported. Tables and figures from the text are referenced as examples of how data are reported.
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