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D5: Ecological Data Collection and Analysis

This project creates a comprehensive watershed database that tracks stream ecosystem conditions helping the District, other County agencies and organizations make informed watershed and asset management decisions. This new information integrates and enhances the District’s stewardship actions through a standardized, repeatable and defensible approach that guides, organizes and integrates information on stream conditions.

This ecological monitoring and assessment is conducted on an ongoing basis and is shared with land use agencies, environmental resource groups, and the public to support efficient restoration decisions throughout the county.


Benefits

  • Improves watershed and asset management decisions
  • Provides a systematic, scientific guide for decisions and actions to improve stream conditions
  • Supports effective design options for capital projects
  • Maximizes the impact of restoration dollars with more reliable data on countywide stream conditions


Project Status

(As of November 2017)

KPI #1: Establish new or track existing ecological levels of service for streams in 5 watersheds. 
KPI #2: Reassess streams in 5 watershed to determine if ecological levels of service are maintained or improved. 
  • KPI #2 will be initiated upon completion of KPI #1. 

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Establish new or track existing ecological levels of service for streams in 5 watersheds.
  2. Reassess streams in 5 watersheds to determine if ecological levels of service are maintained or improved.

 

Graph of Percentage of Stream in Poor, Fair or Good Ecological Health_FY17

Comparison of watersheds based on probabilistic surveys of stream condition using CRAM.


 

Related Information:


  

Priority D-200

FY17 Annual Report Status

StatusOn Target
Project StartFY 2014
Project FinishFY 2028
Safe Clean Water
Program funding

$6.5 M**

(2015 Dollars)

**More financial information: 5-Year Implementation Plan, pages: 19-27
LocationCountywide


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