2013 Benthic Survey

Macroinvertebrate Identification, Count, and Categorization (sampled 11 Jul 2013) by Elijah Rogan-Kelly

Day Three: Due to heavy rains the night before, the creek was moderately overflowed with some heavy rapids, making it difficult to collect samples. However, the few organisms that were gathered  it could be observed that the creek was healthy and could support sensitive benthic invertebrates. The two samples collected included two mayflies and six clams.

Group 1 (sensitive)                                 Group 2 (moderately sensitive)

Mayfly Nymphs- 2 – Few                      Clams- 6- Few

Total Quality Score: 34.2 (Good)