Title

Reecer Creek Sediment Size and Embeddedness

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Reecer Creek, Sediment, Embeddedness

Abstract

The sediment particles in any given stream are a vital factor in determining the suitability of a given location for salmon habitats. The size of the sediment particles and how deeply they are buried in the streambed (i.e., embeddedness), in particular, are major determining factors for redd survival. We took a random sample of sediment particle sizes and embeddedness and, ultimately, found that there are some midstream and upstream sites suitable for the construction of salmon redds, while the downstream location is uninhabitable.

Poster Number

16

Faculty Mentor(s)

Jeff Hashimoto

Department/Program

K-12/Community Member

Additional Mentoring Department

Ellensburg High School

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Reecer Creek Sediment Size and Embeddedness

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

The sediment particles in any given stream are a vital factor in determining the suitability of a given location for salmon habitats. The size of the sediment particles and how deeply they are buried in the streambed (i.e., embeddedness), in particular, are major determining factors for redd survival. We took a random sample of sediment particle sizes and embeddedness and, ultimately, found that there are some midstream and upstream sites suitable for the construction of salmon redds, while the downstream location is uninhabitable.