The Effects of Urbanization on Local First-Order Streams: One Year Later

Kristen K. Cecala, Steven J. Price, William Ringle, and Michael E. Dorcas

Davidson College

Introduction
Site # 3
Methods

Site 3 before disturbance.

Results
Discussion
Literature Cited
Anthropology Department
Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory
 

Following disturbance. Pink outlines the watershed of this stream above stream sampling points indicated by yellow dots. Small light yellow line indicates the disturbance this stream has experienced.

Site Details

Watershed Area (m^2 )
147,776
Area of Disturbance (m^2 )
50
% of Disturbed Watershed
0.03%
Minimum Distance of Disturbance (m)
0
Maximum Distance of Disturbance (m)
1000
Δ Water Temperature (C )
-0.07
Δ Conductivity (μs)
28.15
Δ pH
0.10
Δ Dissolved Oxygen (%)
16.77
Δ % Sand
-20.42
Δ % Detritus
-13.75
Δ % Fine Sediments
-5.00
Δ Stream Width (cm)
6.17
Δ Stream Depth (cm)
5.98

* Δ is defined as the average change from 2005 to 2006 following disturbance.

 
 
Questions? Email me at Krcecala@davidson.edu