National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program - South Platte River Basin

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Habitat - Column Descriptor List for Data Files

Ecological Synoptic Study Nutrient Data Column Descriptor List for Data Files

Map showing locations of Ecological Synoptic Study Sites

Locations of sites sampled.

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Ecological data collection at each site included the collection of biological communities, (algae, invertebrates), measurements of characteristics of riparian and instream habitat conditions, and surface water nutrients. Physical habitat features are characterized both instream and along riparian areas. An example of some of these features include channel width, reach length, bank width, flood-plain width, water depth, water velocity, bed substrate, embeddedness, canopy angle, channel aspect, bank angle, bank height, bank shape, bank erosion, bank vegetation, and more. A complete list and definition of terms is detailed in the habitat protocols (Meador and others, 1993b).

Ecological data consist of:

  •   1 06709000 Plum Creek at Sedalia 10 06752500 Cache La Poudre River near Greeley
      2 06710200 Big Dry Creek at Littleton 11 06758500 South Platte River at Weldona
      3 06711500 Bear Creek at mouth at Sheridan 12 394524104504901 Sand Creek at Peoria St
      4 06720000 Clear Creek at mouth near Derby 13 400708105095801 Left hand Creek at 81st St
      5 06721000 South Platte River at Fort Lupton 14 402120104430001 South Platte River near La Salle
      6 06741510 Big Thompson River at Loveland 15 402331104292401 Crow Creek at mouth near Kuner
      7 06742000 Little Thompson River at Rd 44 near Berthoud 16 402340104575101 Big Thompson River at Officer
      8 06752260 Cache La Poudre River at Fort Collins 17 405733102230201 Lodgepole Creek at Ovid
      9 06752280 Cache La Poudre River near Timnath  

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