Would you like to see the presentation and data that Emmons and Olivier Resources Inc. has presented to the Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority? Check out their Water Quality Summary and their Stream Assessment presentations to read about their findings thus far.
A quick summary of their Key findings of the water quality and stream assessment:
· The hydrology of Squaw Creek has been significantly altered. Flashy: Peak flow rates in the stream can be as much as 100x the base flow.
· Monitoring data indicates that there are very high levels of nutrients (P and N) and bacteria. Boom/Bust dissolved oxygen cycles.
· The manner in which past monitoring has been done makes it difficult to detect any trends. Recommendation is to focus effort at one or two sites along the creek and take more frequent baseflow and storm event samples.
· Stream is NOT healthy: unstable, degraded habitat, carries large sediment load (without flushing it downstream)