The District’s monitoring program includes a variety of data collection activities including stream temperature, soil quality, water quality, stream flow, and fish habitat. This data collection is essential to understand trends in water quality and how to better manage fish habitat in the District’s watersheds. In addition, included in this section are results of field trials and area-wide data sets such as pebble count records and photo point monitoring sites.
The District’s monitoring program utilizes labor from District staff and volunteers. Funding is often limited, so data collection efforts increase when funding is available. The majority of our data is collected for educational purposes, to establish priorities, and to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation measures in meeting identified standards. The District has been involved in various levels of data collection efforts since the early 1980s. We recently completed an effort to consolidate and make available historic data as well as current data through this web page. Be cautious in using this data as some of the data was collected prior to established monitoring protocols and the District cannot guarantee data accuracy or consistency. See our data disclaimer message below.