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Standard operating procedure 1.2.16 wadeable stream reach-scale field data collection—version 1.0

September 1, 2018

The following standard operation procedure (SOP) outlines the procedure for collecting physical habitat data from previously selected and benchmarked wadeable streams. The purpose of this SOP is to ensure that data are collected using methods that are consistent between reaches and years. Using the methods described in this SOP will also ensure that the data will be comparable to data collected by other DOI agencies as well as non-governmental monitoring efforts. This SOP provides step-by-step directions and field data sheets tailored to the collection activities. The techniques and procedures outlined in this SOP were based on methods used by the United States Geological Survey (Fitzpatrick et al. 2008), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 2013), and the United States Department of Agriculture (Harrelson et al. 1994) and were modified for the Piedmont and Coastal Plain rivers in SECN parks.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2018
Title Standard operating procedure 1.2.16 wadeable stream reach-scale field data collection—version 1.0
DOI
Authors J. M McDonald, E. N. Starkey, Mark B. Gregory, Jeffrey W. Riley
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Southeast Coast Network Standard Operating Procedure
Series Number NPS/SECN/SOP—1.2.16
Index ID 70199517
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization South Atlantic Water Science Center