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Measuring Aquatic Habitat to Support Environmental Modeling and Local Fisheries in Northern Utah

Authors: Lindsay Capito · Michael Fowles · Sarah E Null · Maggi Kraft · Utah State University
Owners: iUTAH Data Manager · Maggi Kraft · Michael Fowles · Lindsay Capito
Resource type:Generic
Created:Jul 18, 2017 at 5:41 p.m.
Last updated: Aug 09, 2017 at 2:51 p.m. by Michael Fowles


This data set contains measurements for discharge in cfs and cms, stream temperature in °C , dissolved oxygen (DO) in mg/L and %/L, total dissolved solids (TDS) in µs/cm, pebble count, and geomorphic condition, at sites in the Weber River Basin and Bear River Basin. Discharge was measured using a Marsh McBurney hand-held flowmeter. DO, TDS, and stream temperature were measured using a YSI Pro 2030 water quality probe. Pebble count was conducted using a modified Wolman procedure where a random pebble is picked up every step diagonally across a stream in a zig-zag pattern until at least 100 pebbles are measured. The pebble is then measured to obtain size and recorded. Geomorphic condition was assessed visually by taking note of conditions such as stream complexity (presence or lack of pools, riffles, meandering thalweg etc.), percent shade on stream, flow and depth variability, bank stability, access to floodplain, wood recruitment, unnatural barriers and condition and quantity of riparian vegetation. Based on the these conditions, a classification of excellent, good, moderate, or poor was assigned. Atmospheric pressure, wind speed and air temperature were measured with a Kestrel handheld weather meter, cloud cover was assessed visually. A site key in addition to the date, time and location (latitude/longitude and UTM) is included. Not all sites have values for discharge and pebble count due to hazardous conditions.


Dissolved Oxygen,Geomorphic Condition,iUtah,Pebble Count,Total Dissolved Solids,Discharge,Stream Temperature,Weber

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Capito, L., M. Fowles, S. E. Null, M. Kraft, Utah State University (2017). Measuring Aquatic Habitat to Support Environmental Modeling and Local Fisheries in Northern Utah, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/f75d6c798977457da436819c31a887d3

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 Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:  WGS 84 EPSG:4326
 Coordinate Units:  Decimal degrees
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The people or organizations that created the intellectual content of the resource.

Name Organization Address Phone
Lindsay Capito
Michael Fowles
Sarah E Null Utah State University
Maggi Kraft
Utah State University 1600 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322 435-797-1000


This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation iUTAH - innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability IIA-1208732


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